Transesterification/acylation of secondary alcohols mediated by N-heterocyclic carbene catalysts

R Singh, R M Kissling, M A Letellier, Steven Patrick Nolan

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Abstract

N-Heterocyclic carbenes (NHC) are efficient catalysts for transesterification/acylation reactions involving secondary alcohols. The catalytic transformations are carried out employing low catalyst loadings in convenient reaction times at room temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-212
Number of pages4
JournalThe Journal of Organic Chemistry
Volume69
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 9 Jan 2004

Keywords

  • HIGHLY SELECTIVE ACYLATION
  • OLEFIN METATHESIS
  • LIVING POLYMERIZATION
  • NUCLEOPHILIC CARBENES
  • STABLE CARBENES
  • ENOL ESTERS
  • LIGANDS
  • COMPLEXES
  • CHEMIE

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