A tetranuclear-zinc-cluster-catalyzed practical and versatile deprotection of acetates and benzoates

Takanori Iwasaki, Kazushi Agura, Yusuke Maegawa, Yukiko Hayashi, Takashi Ohshima, Kazushi Mashima

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Abstract

A new catalytic deacylation of acetates and benzoates through transesterification with methanol was developed (see scheme). Reactions with various acidand nucleophile-sensitive functional groups proceeded efficiently in the presence of a catalytic amount of the tetranuclear zinc cluster. The present catalysis is applicable to less-reactive tertiary acetates, the deacylation of which is difficult to achieve by transesterification with other catalysts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)11567-11571
Number of pages5
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Volume16
Issue number38
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 11 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry

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