Salts in Organic Synthesis: An Overview and Their Diversified Use

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Dirgha Raj Joshi
Nisha Adhikari


The chemistry of salt is of great importance due to its immense potential from the daily life use to the synthetic chemistry like as workup material, as reagents, as phase transfer catalyst, as acid, as base, as catalyst, as agents for asymmetric synthesis, for some specific reaction transformation, to increase yield, decrease reaction time, ecofriendly synthesis, handling easiness and many more. This review summarizes the overall basic background of salts like how it is formed, nature of salt, generalized application of salts in daily life to synthetic chemistry, its application on other diverse fields, and list of individual categories of major commercially available salts with some structure. Besides having a lot of information on the internet about salts, this review tries to focus on a generalized overview that could be helpful for all to understand salt chemistry.

Organic synthesis, green chemistry, salts, salt chemistry, catalyst, reagent, asymmetric synthesis, acid, base.

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Raj Joshi, D., & Adhikari, N. (2019). Salts in Organic Synthesis: An Overview and Their Diversified Use. Asian Journal of Applied Chemistry Research, 4(1), 1-11.
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