Polar acetalization and transacetalization in the gas phase: The Eberlin reaction

R. Graham Cooks, Hao Chen, Marcos N. Eberlin, Xubin Zheng, W. Andy Tao

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Abstract

An overview of the large body of work published on the Eberlin acetalization and transacetalization reactions and related gas phase ion/molecule reactions is given. The reaction occurs for many classes of amphoteric cations with dual Lewis acidity and basicity with cyclic acetals, diols, and related compounds. Extensive fundamental, synthetic, and analytical applications of the gas-phase Eberlin reaction, as well as close connections with condensed-phase chemistry are reviewed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)188-211
Number of pages24
JournalChemical Reviews
Volume106
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2006
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)

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