Scandium Triflate Catalyzed Transesterification of Carboxylic Esters
Nicole Remme, Katharina Koschek, Christoph Schneider*
*Institut für Organische Chemie, Universität Leipzig, Johannisallee 29, 04103 Leipzig, Germany, Email: schneiderchemie.uni-leipzig.de
N. Remme, K. Koschek, C. Schneider, Synlett, 2007, 491-493.
Sc(OTf)3 catalyses a direct transesterification of carboxylic esters in boiling alcohols. Methyl, ethyl, isopropyl, and allyl esters were prepared from various substrates in high yields. The application of microwave irradiation led to significantly reduced reaction times.
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carboxylic esters, catalysis, scandium, transesterification