PEG-SO3H as a New, Highly Efficient and Homogeneous Polymeric Catalyst for the Synthesis of Acylals from Aldehydes and Acetic Anhydride


1 Department of Chemistry,Northridge

2 Department of Chemistry,Berakly


A highly ecient, simple and rapid method for the chemoselective preparation of acylals
from aldehydes and acetic anhydride in the presence of a catalytic amount of poly(ethylene glycol)-bound
sulfonic acid (PEG-SO3H) (1.67 mol%) at room temperature is described. Ketones do not react under
these reaction conditions.