Transesterification/acylation reactions catalyzed by molecular catalysts

G A Grasa, R Singh, Steven Patrick Nolan

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Abstract

A survey of catalysts able to mediate the transesterification/acylation reaction is presented. Metal and organic catalysts are capable of facilitating this important transformation.

1 Introduction

2 Transesterification Reactions Catalyzed by Lewis Acids

2.1 Lanthanide (Sm) Catalysis

2.2 Tin Catalysis

2.3 Indium Catalysis

2.4 Yttrium Catalysis

3 Transesterification Reactions Catalyzed by Nucleophilic Catalysts

3.1 Superbase-Catalyzed Transesterification of Esters with Alcohols

3.2 Nucleophilic N-Heterocyclic Carbene (NHC) Catalysis

4 Conclusions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)971-985
Number of pages15
JournalSynthesis
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 May 2004

Keywords

  • transesterifications
  • acylations
  • catalysis
  • carbenes
  • esters
  • DYNAMIC KINETIC RESOLUTION
  • N-HETEROCYCLIC CARBENES
  • EFFICIENT ESTERIFICATION REACTION
  • HIGHLY SELECTIVE ACYLATION
  • MUKAIYAMA-ALDOL REACTION
  • BAYLIS-HILLMAN REACTION
  • SECONDARY ALCOHOLS
  • ENOL ESTERS
  • LIVING POLYMERIZATION
  • ASYMMETRIC CATALYSIS

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