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Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews
Novel eco-friendly tetramethylguanidinium propanesulfonic acid trifluoromethylacetate ([TMGHPS][TFA]) ionic liquid was developed as catalyst and medium for the Fischer indole synthesis of a wide variety of hydrazines and ketones. The indole products were isolated in high yields and with minimal amounts of organic solvent. This reaction showed that [TMGHPS][TFA] can be regenerated and reused with reproducible yields without eroding the integrity of the ionic liquid.
Neuhaus, William C.; Bakanas, Ian J.; Lizza, Joseph R.; Boon, Charles T. Jr.; and Moura-Letts, Gustavo, "Novel biodegradable protonic ionic liquid for the Fischer indole synthesis reaction" (2016). Faculty Scholarship for the College of Science & Mathematics. 33.
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Neuhaus, W. C., Bakanas, I. J., Lizza, J. R., Boon, C. T., & Moura-Letts, G. (2016). Novel biodegradable protonic ionic liquid for the fischer indole synthesis reaction. Green Chemistry Letters and Reviews, 9(1), 39-43.