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Organic Chemistry International
Volume 2011, Article ID 835183, 4 pages
Research Article

Tungstosilicic Acid: An Efficient and Ecofriendly Catalyst for the Conversion of Alcohols to Alkyl Iodides

1Department of Chemistry, Rasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, P.O. Box 41325-3516, Rasht, Iran
2Department of Chemistry, Science and Research Amol Branch, Islamic Azad University, P.O. Box 678, Amol, Iran

Received 12 October 2011; Accepted 15 December 2011

Academic Editor: William Ogilvie

Copyright © 2011 Masoud Mokhtary and Faranak Najafizadeh. 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.


Treatment of a range of benzylic, allylic, and secondary aliphatic alcohols with potassium iodides in the presence of H4SiW12O40 affords the corresponding alkyl iodides in good to excellent yield with straightforward purification at room temperature in CH3CN.