27. Efficient Aromatic and Heteroatom Acylations Using Catalytic Indium Complexes with Lithium Perchlorate
Tetrahedron Letters 2001, 42, 773-775
Chapman, C. J.; Frost, C. G.; Hartley, J. P.; Whittle, A. J.
The combination of an indium complex with lithium perchlorate affords a potent system for the catalytic acylation of electron-rich aromatics and alcohols. The use of isopropenyl acetate as acyl donor results in cleaner methodology with acetone as the only by-product. The study has also revealed an indium-catalysed ketalisation reaction.