Novel quaternary ammoniumboronate salts as selective acylation catalysts

Venkata Jaganmohan Reddy, Joanne Muriithi, Venkatram R Mereddy

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N-boronomethyltrialkylammonium salts were prepared via the reaction of trialkyl amines with α-halomethylboronates. These compounds were utilized as selective catalysts for acetylation of primary alcohols and aldehydes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)86-88
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Jun 18 2007
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This research was supported by grants from Research Corporation (CC6961), American Cancer Society (IRG-58-001-46-IRG51), and the Grant-in-Aid (20206) administered by the University of Minnesota. We also thank the Aldrich Chemical Company for the financial support.

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


  • Acetylation
  • Acylal
  • Boronomethylammonium salts
  • Iodomethylpinacolboronate


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