Additive effect of N-heteroaromatics on transesterification catalyzed by tetranuclear zinc cluster

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

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A catalytic amount of 4-dimethylaminopyridine showed drastic additive effects on transesterification catalyzed by the μ4-oxo- tetranuclear zinc cluster Zn4(OCOCF3)6O, enhancing the catalytic activity by more than 15-fold. The new catalyst system facilitates transesterification of less reactive sterically demanding esters and alcohols.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1178-1182
Number of pages5
JournalACS Catalysis
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Oct 7 2011


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)

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