A simple protocol for the Henry reaction has been developed in room temperature ionic liquid [bmim]BF4 using Na2CO3 as base. The 2-nitroalcohols have been obtained in good yields, and the ionic liquid was recycled.
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Financial support from the Department of Science and Technology (DST), New Delhi is gratefully acknowledged. FAK acknowledges the DST for a Swarnajayanti Fellowship. NS and ChS thank CSIR, UGC for fellowships.
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- Henry reaction
- Ionic liquid