Unexpected side reactions of imidazolium-based ionic liquids in the base-catalysed Baylis-Hillman reaction

VK Aggarwal*, Ingo Emme, Andrea Mereu

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Low yields are obtained when the Baylis-Hillman reaction is conducted in the presence of an imidazolium-based ionic liquid due to direct addition of the deprotonated imidazolium salt to the aldehyde. Ionic liquids are evidently not inert.

Translated title of the contribution'Unexpected side reactions of imidazolium-based ionic liquids in the base-catalysed Baylis-Hillman reaction'
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1612-1613
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number15
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Keywords

  • HECK REACTION
  • STABLE CARBENES
  • SOLVENTS

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