Friedel-Crafts alkylation reactions in pyridinium-based ionic liquids

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The Friedel-Crafts alkylations of benzene in pyridinium-based ionic liquids (ILs) were investigated. The effects of catalyst-IL composition, reactant composition, quantity of catalyst and reaction temperature on this reaction were studied. The reactions were found to proceed under mild conditions with conversion; a simple product isolation procedure was achieved. The ILs rendered this reaction green characteristics. The ILs could also be recycled and reused as opposed to traditional solvent-catalyst systems.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)129-133
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Apr 6 2005
Externally publishedYes


  • Alkylation
  • Aluminum chloride
  • Friedel-Crafts
  • Iron chloride
  • Pyridinium-based ionic liquids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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