Document Type : Original Paper


1Department of Chemistry, Payame Noor University, PB BOX 19395-4697 Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran


A simple and efficient method for the chemoselective 1,1-diacetate protection of aromatic aldehydes with acetic anhydride by using Ni2+ supported on hydroxyapatite-core-shell magnetic γ-Fe2O3 nanoparticles (γ-Fe2O3@HAp-Ni2+) under solvent free conditions. This method has several advantages, including high yield, short reaction time, simple work-up and recyclable property of the catalyst. The catalyst can be readily isolated by using an external magnet and no obvious loss of activity was observed when the catalyst was reused in five consecutive runs.