Acetalization of carbonyl compounds catalyzed by GaCl3 immobilized on imidazolium-styrene copolymers

Quanxi Bao, Kun Qiao, Daisuke Tomida, Chiaki Yokoyama

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In this study, preparation of imidazolium-styrene copolymer-supported metal chloride catalysts and their use in acetalization reactions are described. By comparison with ionic liquid-modified silica gel, the imidazolium-styrene copolymers were demonstrated to be a more efficient solid support for immobilization of metal chlorides. GaCl3 immobilized on imidazolium-styrene copolymers can be used as an efficient and reusable heterogeneous catalyst for acetalization of carbonyl compounds with methanol, offering a catalytic performance that is on par with its homogeneous counterpart.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1625-1628
Number of pages4
JournalCatalysis Communications
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jun 25


  • Acetalization
  • Copolymers
  • Ionic liquids
  • Metal chlorides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Process Chemistry and Technology

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