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Journal of Chemistry
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 674946, 6 pages
Research Article

Regioselective Thiocyanation of Aromatic and Heteroaromatic Compounds by Using Boron Sulfonic Acid as a New, Efficient, and Cheap Catalyst in Water

1Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Ilam University, P.O. Box 69315516, Ilam, Iran
2Department of Chemistry, Payame Noor University, P.O. Box 19395-4697, Tehran, Iran

Received 23 December 2011; Revised 19 May 2012; Accepted 20 June 2012

Academic Editor: Marijan Kočevar

Copyright © 2013 Sami Sajjadifar and Omid Louie. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Highly efficient regioselective thiocyanations of indoles and N,N-disubstituted anilines are achieved via a green and simple protocol using boron sulfonic acid (BSA) as a new catalyst and KSCN/H2O2 as a mild and environmentally friendly oxidant in aqueous media.