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Article info. : 2006; 3(1) (pp 85~88)


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

(Received 2 August 2005, Accepted 7 January 2006)

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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