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Simple Method for the Preparation of Esters from Grignard Reagents and Alkyl 1-Imidazolecarboxylates

Thomas Werner and Anthony G. M. Barrett*

*Department of Chemistry, Imperial College London, Exhibition Road, London SW7 2AZ, England, Email:

T. Werner, A. G. M. Barrett, J. Org. Chem., 2006, 71, 4302-4304.

DOI: 10.1021/jo060562m (free Supporting Information)


The reaction of Grignard reagents with alkyl imidazolecarboxylates, which were prepared from alcohols with carbonyl diimidazole, gave the corresponding esters in good to excellent yields.

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Key Words

Imidazolecarboxylates, Esters

ID: J42-Y2006-1450