Reaction of Sodium Nitroprusside and Potassium Dichromate on Benzaldehyde Di N-Butyl Acetal

  • K Raja Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Aruna Vidhya Arts and Science College, Thiruvannamalai District, Tamil Nadu, India
Keywords: Benzaldehyde di n-butyl acetal, Sodium Nitroprusside, Potassium Dichromate, Acetonitrile


The reaction of benzaldehyde di n-butyl acetal catalyzed by halomethanes in contrast to those catalyzed by Lewis acids, n-halocompounds, etc., has received only a little attention. Aliphatic acetal gives benzaldehyde and butyl benzoate as the main products. This reaction features induced the authors to take up the title investigations. Halomethanes are synthetically very useful reagents and vary widely in their acceptor synthon character and reactivity, hence their applications in the present work.

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