N-Aroylbenzotriazoles as Efficient Reagents for o-Aroylation in Absence of Organic Solvent

Baramee Phungpis1,*, and Viwat Hahnvajanawong2

1Faculty of Natural Resources, Rajamangala University of Technology Isan Sakonnakhon Campus, Sakonnakhon 47160, Thailand

2Department of Chemistry and Centre of Excellence for Innovation in Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Khon Kaen University, Khon Kaen 40002, Thailand

*Corresponding author: E-mail: barameephungpis@yahoo.com

Abstract

N-Aroylbenzotriazoles have been shown to be efficient reagents for esterification in the absence of organic solvent. Grinding of N-aroylbenzoytiazoles with twofold excess of alcohols for a couple of hours at room temperature gave corresponding esters in high percentage of yields.

Keywords

N-Aroylbenzotriazoles, Aroylation reagent, Grinding, Esterification.

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