Demethylation of Aromatic Methyl Ethers Using Ionic Liquids under Microwave Irradiation

Author(s): Mikko Passiniemi , Mikko J. Myllymaki , Juha Vuokko , Ari M.P. Koskinen .

Journal Name: Letters in Organic Chemistry

Volume 8 , Issue 1 , 2011

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Abstract:

An efficient demethylation reaction for aromatic methyl ethers has been developed. Deprotection reactions give high yields with butylpyridinium bromide under microwave irradiation. Basic and acidic functional groups are tolerated if the reaction is performed under acidic conditions.

Keywords: Aromatic ether, demethylation, ionic liquid, microwave irradiation, solvent free

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VOLUME: 8
ISSUE: 1
Year: 2011
Page: [48 - 52]
Pages: 5
DOI: 10.2174/157017811794557741

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