Non-flammable and reusable hydrogenation of aromatic ketones in ionic liquid

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A novel method of hydrogenation of aromatic ketones in the ionic liquid [BHEA][HCO 2] was developed; this method is more enhanced in terms of flammability and reusability as compared to the conventional method (H 2 and Pd/C). The reductive selectivities of aromatic and aliphatic ketones in this method were observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3686-3688
Number of pages3
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number28
Publication statusPublished - Jul 11 2012



  • Aromatic ketones
  • Hydrogenation
  • Ionic liquid
  • Non-flammability
  • Reuse

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery

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