Starbon®400-HSO3: A green mesoporous carbonaceous solid acid catalyst for the Ritter reaction

Lígia M M Mesquita, Rui M A Pinto, Jorge A R Salvador*, James H. Clark, Vitaliy L. Budarin

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The application of the Starbon® Technology in the Ritter reaction to afford vic-N-acylamino-hydroxy compounds, in very high yields, is reported. Starbon®400-HSO<inf>3</inf> was used as a green and easily recovered mesoporous carbonaceous solid acid catalyst and applied, for the first time, to more complex naturally-derived substrates, such as steroids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)170-173
Number of pages4
JournalCatalysis Communications
Publication statusPublished - 5 Sep 2015


  • 2-Oxazolines
  • Ritter reaction
  • Starbon®
  • Steroids
  • vic-N-acylamino-hydroxy compounds

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