Green photochemistry: photo-Friedel-Crafts acylations of 1,4-naphthoquinone in room temperature ionic liquids

B. Murphy, Peter Goodrich, Christopher Hardacre, M. Oelgemoller

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Abstract

The photo-Friedel-Crafts acylation of 1,4-naphthoquinone with various aldehydes was investigated in a series of room temperature ionic liquids. High conversions and selectivities were achieved in [C(2)mim](+)-based ionic liquids with the highest isolated yields found in [C(2)mim][NTf2]. The developed procedure allowed for a replacement of hazardous solvents such as benzene and acetonitrile which are commonly used for this transformation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1867-1870
Number of pages4
JournalGreen Chemistry
Volume11
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Pollution

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