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Acetylation of Alcohols, Amines, Phenols, Thiols under Catalyst and Solvent-Free Conditions

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School of Chemistry, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai-625 021, Tamil Nadu, India
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Department of Advanced Zoology and Biotechnology, Loyola College, Chennai 600 034, Tamil Nadu, India
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Chemistry 2019, 1(1), 69-79; https://doi.org/10.3390/chemistry1010006
Received: 12 June 2019 / Revised: 5 July 2019 / Accepted: 8 July 2019 / Published: 10 July 2019
(This article belongs to the Section Catalysis)
In the present study, an easy and an efficient approach is reported for the acetylation of alcohols, amines, phenols, and thiols under solvent- and catalyst-free conditions. The experimental conditions were milder than conventional methods and the reactions were completed in shorter reaction time. The examined substrates afforded higher yields of the acetylated products under the short reaction time. Comparison of this work with earlier reported procedures reveals that this method offers some advantages than with reported catalysts and solvents. The as-synthesized products were characterized by 1H-NMR and GC-MS techniques to ensure their purity and identity. In addition, a possible mechanism was also proposed for this reaction. View Full-Text
Keywords: acetylation; phenol; amines; green chemistry; solvent-free; catalyst-free acetylation; phenol; amines; green chemistry; solvent-free; catalyst-free
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Anbu, N.; Nagarjun, N.; Jacob, M.; Kalaiarasi, J.M.V.K.; Dhakshinamoorthy, A. Acetylation of Alcohols, Amines, Phenols, Thiols under Catalyst and Solvent-Free Conditions. Chemistry 2019, 1, 69-79.

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