Revisiting the synthesis of bis(2-hydroxy-3,5-di-t-butylphenyl)methanone

Xin Jie Lin, Shih Peng Huang, Min Jie Huang, Chien Lung Wang, Chi How Peng*, Hsueh Ju Liu*, Yen Ku Wu*

*Corresponding author for this work

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

1 Scopus citations


Described is our effort toward establishing a practical and sustainable synthesis of bis(2-hydroxy-3,5-di-t-butylphenyl)methanone. In it, we found the phenol-aldehyde condensation could be efficiently catalyzed by sulfonic acid-functionalized microporous carbon spheres (MCS-SO3H). Additionally, we developed practical and sustainable procedures for the synthesis of the title ligand by applying readily available reagents in lieu of toxic chromium trioxide and fuming boron tribromide.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1803-1809
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of the Chinese Chemical Society
Issue number10
StatePublished - Oct 2022


  • hydroxybenzophenone
  • oxygen donor ligand
  • persulfate
  • solid acid catalyst
  • xanthone


Dive into the research topics of 'Revisiting the synthesis of bis(2-hydroxy-3,5-di-t-butylphenyl)methanone'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this