Financial support from the CICYT (MAT-2006-3798164) is gratefully acknowledged. M.R. thanks the Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology for a “Ramón y Cajal” fellowship.
A General Method for the Preparation of Ethers Using Water-Resistant Solid Lewis Acids†
Article first published online: 30 NOV 2006
Copyright © 2007 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 46, Issue 1-2, pages 298–300, December 18, 2006
How to Cite
Corma, A. and Renz, M. (2007), A General Method for the Preparation of Ethers Using Water-Resistant Solid Lewis Acids. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 46: 298–300. doi: 10.1002/anie.200604018
- Issue published online: 12 DEC 2006
- Article first published online: 30 NOV 2006
- Manuscript Received: 29 SEP 2006
- CICYT. Grant Number: MAT-2006-3798164
- Spanish Ministry of Science and Technology for a “Ramón y Cajal”
- cascade reactions;
- Lewis acids;
This most ethereal of cascades: Water-resistant single isolated Lewis acids within the framework of molecular sieves act as excellent general catalysts for the synthesis of ethers (see scheme). On this basis, an environmentally friendly process has been developed for the preparation of fine chemicals that involves a one-pot Meerwein–Ponndorf–Verley reduction/etherification cascade.