Transesterification of various methyl esters under mild conditions catalyzed by tetranuclear zinc cluster

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

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(Chemical Equation Presented) A new catalytic transesterification promoted by a tetranuclear zinc cluster was developed. The mild reaction conditions enabled the reactions of various functionalized substrates to proceed in good to high yield. A large-scale reaction under solvent-free conditions proceeded with a low E-factor value (0.66), indicating the high environmental and economical advantage of the present catalysis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5147-5150
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - Jul 4 2008
Externally publishedYes


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  • Organic Chemistry

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