New strategies for the synthesis of lactones using peroxymonosulphate salts, ionic liquids and microwave or ultrasound irradiation

Karolina Matuszek, Przemysław Zawadzki, Wojciech Czardybon, Anna Chrobok

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A new method for the rapid synthesis of lactones via the one-pot oxidation of alcohols with potassium peroxymonosulphate in an ionic liquid was developed. The use of microwave or ultrasonic irradiation increased the reaction rates significantly. Additionally, new peroxymonosulphate ionic liquids were synthesised and used as effective oxidants in the synthesis of lactones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-241
Number of pages5
JournalNew Journal of Chemistry
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Externally publishedYes

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