Poly(ethylene glycol)s as phase transfer catalysts in the alkoxylation of halobenzenes of alkyl aryl ethers

Ronny Neumann, Y. Sasson

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Abstract

Mono and di-halobenzenes and alkoxide ions gave monoalkoxybenzenes, but no phenols, when catalyzed by high molecular weight poly(ethylene glycol)s as phase transfer catalysts. Bromobenzenes were more reactive than chlorobenzenes but gave more side products, and for alcohols the reactivity was primary > secondary > tertiary.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3437-3440
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron
Volume39
Issue number20
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1983

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery

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