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Pure Appl. Chem., 2007, Vol. 79, No. 11, pp. 1839-1846

New application of indium catalysts: A novel and green concept in the fine chemicals industry

Angela Wildermann, Yann Foricher, Thomas Netscher and Werner Bonrath

Research and Development, DSM Nutritional Products, P.O. Box 3255, CH-Basel, Switzerland

Abstract: New industrially important catalytic processes for application in the fine chemicals industry (e.g., synthesis of vitamins and key-intermediates) are presented. Protocols with indium catalysts provide the advantages of high selectivity and low catalyst loading for Friedel-Crafts-type alkylation, Wagner-Meerwein rearrangement, and acylation reactions. The transformations discussed could be carried out in a continuous manner.