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Efficient and Selective Acetylation of Biomolecules with 1-Acetylimidazole Catalyzed by Er(OTf)3.

Version 1 : Received: 21 July 2017 / Approved: 21 July 2017 / Online: 21 July 2017 (18:28:33 CEST)

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Nardi, M.; Gioia, M.L.D.; Costanzo, P.; Nino, A.D.; Maiuolo, L.; Oliverio, M.; Olivito, F.; Procopio, A. Selective Acetylation of Small Biomolecules and Their Derivatives Catalyzed by Er(OTf)3. Catalysts 2017, 7, 269. Nardi, M.; Gioia, M.L.D.; Costanzo, P.; Nino, A.D.; Maiuolo, L.; Oliverio, M.; Olivito, F.; Procopio, A. Selective Acetylation of Small Biomolecules and Their Derivatives Catalyzed by Er(OTf)3. Catalysts 2017, 7, 269.

Journal reference: Catalysts 2017, 7, 269
DOI: 10.3390/catal7090269

Abstract

It is of great significance to develop sustainable processes of catalytic reaction. We report an efficient and selective procedure for the synthesis of acetylated bioactive compounds in water. The use of 1-acetylimidazole combined with Er(OTf)3 as Lewis acid catalyst gives high regioselectivity and good to excellent yields for the acetylation of primary hydroxyl groups as well as amino groups. The protection is achieved in short reaction times under microwave irradiation and is successful even in the case of base-sensitive substrates.

Subject Areas

catalysis; acetylation; biomolecules

Readers' Comments and Ratings (4)

Comment 1
Received: 28 July 2017
Commenter: Ana Santiago
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Comment: Very interesting your job!
A fast efficient and regioselective acetylation using MW.
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Received: 28 July 2017
Commenter: Natividad Herrera Cano
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Comment: How interesting!
An eco-friendly method of protection of glycals avoiding the formation of by-products.
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Received: 31 July 2017
Commenter: Cariati
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Comment: Very Good Job. Congratulation
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Received: 31 July 2017
Commenter: Mohamed Attya
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Comment: Very interesting work
A fast efficient and regioselective acetylation using water for the synthesis of bio active compounds decrease purification problems and also using MW decrease the reactions times
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