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ERIC Number: EJ824959
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Acylation of Ferrocene: A Greener Approach
Birdwhistell, Kurt R.; Nguyen, Andy; Ramos, Eric J.; Kobelja, Robert
Journal of Chemical Education, v85 n2 p261-262 Feb 2008
The acylation of ferrocene is a common reaction used in organic laboratories to demonstrate Friedel-Crafts acylation and the purification of compounds using column chromatography. This article describes an acylation of ferrocene experiment that is more eco-friendly than the conventional acylation experiment. The traditional experiment was modified by replacing mineral acid with a polymeric acid catalyst and by using microwave heating instead of conventional heating. (Contains 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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