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Keywords:

  • aromaticity;
  • biphasic system;
  • homogeneous catalysis;
  • hydrocarbons;
  • ionic liquids
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Chloromethylation of aromatic hydrocarbons is catalyzed by the recyclable and temperature-dependent phase- separation system composed of PEG1000-dicationic ionic liquid (DIL) and methylcyclohexane in aqueous media to give products in good to excellent yields.