A Green and Highly Efficient Protocol for Hydrolysis of Substituted Benzyl Chloride Using Ionic Liquid [bmim]BF4 as Phase-Transfer Catalyst
Alkaline hydrolysis of substituted benzyl chloride (BzCl) in ionic liquid [bmim]BF4 is investigated. The presence of the [bmim]BF4, increased the solubility of substituted BzCl in aqueous solutions and increased the selectivity toward the formation of benzyl alcohol. The main advantages of the present procedure are shorter time, higher yields, benignancy to environment and no by-products.
Zhenyu Du and X.B Sun
Y. Zhang et al., "A Green and Highly Efficient Protocol for Hydrolysis of Substituted Benzyl Chloride Using Ionic Liquid [bmim]BF4 as Phase-Transfer Catalyst", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 113-116, pp. 1990-1992, 2010