1-Butyl-3-methyl-imidazolium tetrafluoroborate as a recyclable reaction medium for henry reaction

Faiz Ahmed Khan, Ch Sudheer, Nilam Sahu

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)201-207
Number of pages7
JournalSynthetic Communications
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2005

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
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.

Copyright 2008 Elsevier B.V., All rights reserved.


  • 2-nitroalcohols
  • Henry reaction
  • Ionic liquid
  • NaCO
  • [bmim]BF


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