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Molten Salt as a Green Reaction Medium: Efficient and Chemoselective Dithioacetalization and Oxathioacetalization of Aldehydes Mediated by Molten Tetrabutylammonium Bromide

Brindaban C. Ranu and Arijit Das

Australian Journal of Chemistry 57(6) 605 - 608
Published: 02 June 2004


Tetrabutylammonium bromide in the molten state has been demonstrated to be a very efficient catalyst and reaction medium for the highly chemoselective dithioacetalization and oxathioacetalization of aldehydes. The tetrabutylammonium bromide is recycled for subsequent reactions.

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