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Molecules 2010, 15(3), 1967-1972; doi:10.3390/molecules15031967
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Preparation of the Pyridinium Salts Differing in the Length of the N-Alkyl Substituent

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Received: 14 December 2009 / Revised: 4 March 2010 / Accepted: 10 March 2010 / Published: 19 March 2010
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Abstract

Quaternary pyridinium salts with chains ranging from C8 to C20 belong in the large group of cationic surfactants. In this paper, the preparation of such cationic surface active agents based on the pyridinium moiety and differing in the length of the N-alkyl chain is described. Additionally, HPLC technique was established to distinguish each prepared pyridinium analogue. This study represents universal method for preparation and identification of quaternary pyridinium detergents.
Keywords: pyridinium salt; synthesis; micellar catalysts; HPLC; TLC pyridinium salt; synthesis; micellar catalysts; HPLC; TLC
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Marek, J.; Stodulka, P.; Cabal, J.; Soukup, O.; Pohanka, M.; Korabecny, J.; Musilek, K.; Kuca, K. Preparation of the Pyridinium Salts Differing in the Length of the N-Alkyl Substituent. Molecules 2010, 15, 1967-1972.

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