Benzoin Condensation by Organocatalysis, and Consideration of Its Usage for Waste Management
The present study adopted organocatalysis for benzoin condensation. Benzaldehyde, 3-Ethyl-5-(2-hydroxyethyl)-4-methylthiazolium bromide, and triethylamine were used as reagents. Benzoin condensation was occurred successfully by confirmation of hydrogen and carbon by nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy and thin layer chromatography. Considerations for waste management and further study have been suggested in the discussion.