J. Iran. Chem. Soc., Vol. 3, No. 1 March 2006, pp.85~88.

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The Use of Silica Sulfuric Acid as an Efficient Catalyst for Deprotection of Trimethylsilyl Ethers to the Corresponding Alcohols under Mild and Heterogeneous Conditions

A. Bamoniria,*, M.A. Zolfigolb, I. Mohammadpoor-Baltorkc and B.F. Mirjalilid

aDepartment of Chemistry, College of Science, Kashan University, Kashan, Iran
bChemistry Department, College of Science, Bu-Ali Sina University, Hamadan, Iran
cDepartment of Chemistry, College of Science, Isfahan University, Isfahan, Iran
dDepartment of Chemistry, College of Science, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran

Silica sulfuric acid was used as a suitable catalyst for the conversion of trimethylsilyl ethers to the corresponding alcohols in the presence of wet SiO2 in high yields at room temperature.

Keywords: Silica sulfuric acid, Trimethylsilyl ethers, Alcohols

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