An organocatalytic ionic liquid

Zsolt Kelemen, Oldamur Hollóczki, József Nagy, László Nyulászi

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The carbene concentration in 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium-acetate ionic liquid is sufficiently high to act as a catalyst in benzoin condensation, hydroacylation and also in oxidation of an alcohol by using CO 2 and air. This observation reveals the potential of ionic liquid organocatalysts, uniting the beneficial properties of these two families of compounds.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5362-5364
Number of pages3
JournalOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - Aug 7 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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