Electrochemically promoted Friedel-Crafts acylation of aromatic compounds

G Karthik, K Kulangiappar, F Marken, A A Kulandainathan

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Friedel-Crafts acylation is carried out with several aromatic substrates in the presence of an electrochemically active aluminium anode to minimize the inorganic reagents. Only a catalytic amount of AlCl3 (5 mol %) is required to enable the anodic polarization of the aluminium electrode to promote continuous acylation. This process typically gave products in good yields (70-96%). (C) 2008 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2625-2627
Number of pages3
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number16
Publication statusPublished - 2008


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