Environmentally Benign Synthetic Protocol for O-Alkylation of β-Naphthols and Hydroxy Pyridines in Aqueous Micellar Media


Ultrasonic and microwave-assisted practical methods have been developed for the O-alkylation of aryl (β-naphthols) and Heteroaryl (hydroxy pyridines) in aqueous surfactant media in good to excellent yields. The developed methods are simple, efficient, economical and environmentally safe. Our novel methods describe a set of green methods to Wil-liamson synthesis.

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K. Reddy, K. Rajanna, S. Ramgopal, M. Kumar and S. Sana, "Environmentally Benign Synthetic Protocol for O-Alkylation of β-Naphthols and Hydroxy Pyridines in Aqueous Micellar Media," Green and Sustainable Chemistry, Vol. 2 No. 4, 2012, pp. 123-132. doi: 10.4236/gsc.2012.24018.

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