Transesterification/Acylation of Secondary Alcohols Mediated by N-Heterocyclic Carbene Catalysts

Rohit Singh, Rebecca M. Kissling, Marie Anne Letellier, Steven P. 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 (US)
Pages (from-to)209-212
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Volume69
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 9 2004
Externally publishedYes

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