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Ascorbic Acid-mediated Reactions in Organic Synthesis

[ Vol. 7 , Issue. 3 ]

Author(s):

Aparna Das*, Ram Naresh Yadav and Bimal Krishna Banik*   Pages 212 - 241 ( 30 )

Abstract:


Ascorbic acid is the most well-known vitamin found in different types of food. It has tremendous medical applications in several different fields such as in pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and in organic synthesis. Ascorbic acid can be used as a substrate or mediator in organic synthesis. In this review, we report ascorbic acid-catalyzed reactions in organic synthesis. Several examples are included in this review to demonstrate that ascorbic acid is a versatile catalyst for the synthesis of diverse organic compounds. Reactions catalyzed by ascorbic acid are performed in organic or aqueous media. The ready availability and easy handling features of ascorbic acid make these procedures highly fascinating.

Keywords:

Ascorbic acid, catalyst, organic synthesis, pharmaceuticals, medicine, green chemistry, acid-catalyzed.

Affiliation:

Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, College of Sciences and Human Studies, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Al Khobar 31952, Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering & Technology, Veer Bahadur Singh Purvanchal University, Jaunpur-222003 (UP), Department of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, College of Sciences and Human Studies, Prince Mohammad Bin Fahd University, Al Khobar 31952

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