TBAOH Mediated: An Efficient and Simple Procedure for Alkylation of Alcohols, Phenols and Thiols Under Neat Aqueous Conditions
Mohammad Soleiman-Beigi, Mosstafa Kazemi, Reza Aryan and Lotfi Shiri
Affiliation: Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Basic Sciences, Ilam University, P.O. Box 69315-516, Ilam, Iran.
Aqueous tetra-n-butyl ammonium hydroxide solution (TBAOH) has been used as a green reaction medium and
efficient catalyst for the O-alkylation of alcohols and phenols as well as S-alkylation of thiols under a novel, mild and
convenient procedure. Herein, TBAOH has been used as a strong base, medium of reaction and phase transfer reagent.
Keywords: Tetra-n-butyl ammonium hydroxide, ethers, thioethers, neat condition, alkylation.
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