A simple procedure for the deuteriation of phenols

Kellie L. Tuck, Hai Wei Tan, Peter J. Hayball

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A simple procedure for the deuteriation of a large range of phenols has been developed using Amberlyst 15, a polymer supported acid catalyst. A number of phenols present in olive oil have been successfully deuteriated. The aromatic protons of hydroxytyrosol are 100% exchanged under the conditions used. This method is applicable for the tritiation of phenols.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)817-823
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Labelled Compounds and Radiopharmaceuticals
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Deuteriation
  • Hydroxytyrosol
  • Olive oil
  • Polymer supported acid catalyst
  • Tritiation

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