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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 9, Issue 4, Pages 2501-2508

Hydrotalcite as an Efficient and Reusable Catalyst for Acylation of Phenols, Amines and Thiols Under Solvent-free Conditions

1Department of Chemistry, Shahreza Branch, Islamic Azad University, 311-86145, Shahreza, Isfahan, Iran
2Razi Chemistry Research Center, Shahreza Branch, Islamic Azad University, Shahreza, Isfahan, 86145-311, Iran
3Department of Biochemistry, Falavarjan Branch, Islamic Azad University, 84515-155, Falavarjan, Isfahan, Iran

Received 10 November 2011; Accepted 16 January 2012

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A wide variety of alcohols, phenols, amines and thiols were efficiently acylated with carboxylic acid anhydrides and chlorides in the presence of Hydrotalcite under solvent-free conditions at room temperature in good to high yields. Eco-friendly conditions and reusability of the catalyst are the most important advantages of this protocol.