*Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Aruna Vidhya Arts and Science College, Kannakkurukai, Chengam Road, Thiruvannamalai District, Tamilnadu, India.
A B S T R A C T
The reaction of benzaldehyde di n-butyl acetal catalyzed by halo methanes in contrast to those catalyzed by Lewis acids, n-halo compounds, 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. Halo methanes are synthetically very useful reagents and vary widely in their acceptor synthon character and reactivity, hence their applications in the present work.
Keywords: Benzaldehydedi n-butylacetal, Sodium Nitroprusside, Potassium Dichromate and Acetonitrile.