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Zinc dust: An extremely active and reusable catalyst in acylation of phenols, thiophenol, amines and alcohols in a solvent-free system

Mohamed Afzal Pasha (1,*) , Muthukur Bhojegowd Madhusudana Reddy (2) , Krishnappa Manjula (3)

(1) Department of Studies in Chemistry, Central College Campus, Bangalore University, Bengaluru, IN-560001, India
(2) Department of Studies in Chemistry, Central College Campus, Bangalore University, Bengaluru, IN-560001, India
(3) Department of Studies in Chemistry, Central College Campus, Bangalore University, Bengaluru, IN-560001, India
(*) Corresponding Author

Received: 04 May 2010 | Revised: 04 Nov 2010 | Accepted: 04 Sep 2010 | Published: 23 Dec 2010 | Issue Date: December 2010


A trace amount of zinc dust is able to promote instantaneous quantitative acylation of a large variety of functionalized phenols, thiophenol, amines and alcohols with acyl chlorides under solvent-free condition at 25 °C. The catalyst can be recovered and recycled making the procedure potentially useful for industrial applications.



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Zinc dust; Phenols; Thiophenol; Amines; Acyl chloride; Solvent-Free condition

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Pasha, M.; Reddy, M.; Manjula, K. Eur. J. Chem. 2010, 1(4), 385-387. doi:10.5155/eurjchem.1.4.385-387.90
Pasha, M.; Reddy, M.; Manjula, K. Zinc dust: An extremely active and reusable catalyst in acylation of phenols, thiophenol, amines and alcohols in a solvent-free system. Eur. J. Chem. 2010, 1(4), 385-387. doi:10.5155/eurjchem.1.4.385-387.90
Pasha, M., Reddy, M., & Manjula, K. (2010). Zinc dust: An extremely active and reusable catalyst in acylation of phenols, thiophenol, amines and alcohols in a solvent-free system. European Journal of Chemistry, 1(4), 385-387. doi:10.5155/eurjchem.1.4.385-387.90
Pasha, Mohamed, Muthukur Bhojegowd Madhusudana Reddy, & Krishnappa Manjula. "Zinc dust: An extremely active and reusable catalyst in acylation of phenols, thiophenol, amines and alcohols in a solvent-free system." European Journal of Chemistry [Online], 1.4 (2010): 385-387. Web. 28 Sep. 2023
Pasha, Mohamed, Reddy, Muthukur, AND Manjula, Krishnappa. "Zinc dust: An extremely active and reusable catalyst in acylation of phenols, thiophenol, amines and alcohols in a solvent-free system" European Journal of Chemistry [Online], Volume 1 Number 4 (23 December 2010)

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