A simple, clean and environmentally benign route to the enantioselective synthesis of (S)-2-(6-methoxynaphtalen-2-yl)propanoic acid, (S)-Naproxen <bold>3</bold> is described by using Preyssler heteropolyacid, H14[NaP5W30O110], as a green and reusable catalyst in water and in the presence of 1-(6-methoxynaphthalen-2-yl)propan-1-one <bold>1</bold>, D-mannitol <bold>2</bold>. The products were obtained in very good yields.
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