ZnO Nanorods as an Efficient and Heterogeneous Catalyst for N-Boc Protection of Amines and Amine Derivatives

Author(s): Azita Nouri , Jafar Akbari , Akbar Heydari , Arezu Nouri .

Journal Name: Letters in Organic Chemistry

Volume 8 , Issue 1 , 2011

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Abstract:

An efficient ZnO nano catalyst, which was readily prepared from Zn(CH3CO2)2, 2H2O and PVP by a chemical solution approach has successfully catalyzed N-tertbutoxy carbonylation of amines. The ZnO nanorods were successful and gave promising results for highly active and chemoselective as well as easily recyclable catalyst for the NBoc protection reaction of a wide variety of amines. The catalyst could be easily recycled for five times without noticeable decrease in catalytic activity. The ZnO nanocatalyst was characterized with XRD and SEM.

Keywords: ZnO, nano, heterogeneous catalyst, protection, ditertbutyldicarbonate

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VOLUME: 8
ISSUE: 1
Year: 2011
Page: [38 - 42]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/157017811794557859

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