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Catalysts 2016, 6(2), 27; doi:10.3390/catal6020027

Highly Efficient Cationic Palladium Catalyzed Acetylation of Alcohols and Carbohydrate-Derived Polyols

Department of Physical Sciences, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN 47150, USA
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Received: 22 December 2015 / Revised: 31 January 2016 / Accepted: 3 February 2016 / Published: 10 February 2016
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The development of a new facile method for the acetylation of alcohols and carbohydrate-derived polyols is described. This method relies on the nature of the cationic palladium catalyst, Pd(PhCN)2(OTf)2 which is generated in situ from Pd(PhCN)2Cl2 and AgOTf to catalyze the acetylation reaction. This new acetylation protocol is very rapid and proceeds under mild conditions with only 1 mol% of catalyst loading at room temperature. This new method has been applied to a variety of different alcohols with different levels of steric hindrance, as well as carbohydrate-derived polyols to provide the corresponding fully acetylated products in excellent yields. View Full-Text
Keywords: acetylation; acetic anhydride; cationic palladium (II) species; carbohydrate-derived polyols acetylation; acetic anhydride; cationic palladium (II) species; carbohydrate-derived polyols
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Mensah, E.A.; Reyes, F.R.; Standiford, E.S. Highly Efficient Cationic Palladium Catalyzed Acetylation of Alcohols and Carbohydrate-Derived Polyols. Catalysts 2016, 6, 27.

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