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FeCl36H2O as a Versatile Catalyst for the Esterification of Steroid Alcohols with Fatty Acids

Kenichi Komura, Akiyoshi Ozaki, Noboru Ieda, Yoshihiro Sugi*

*Department of Materials Science and Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Gifu University, Gifu 501-1193, Japan, Email:

K. Komura, A. Ozaki, N. Ieda, Y. Sugi, Synthesis, 2008, 3407-3410.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1083175


Ferric chloride is an active and versatile catalyst for the esterification of steroid alcohols with fatty acids under azeotropic reflux in mesitylene as solvent.

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Multivalent Metal Salts as Versatile Catalysts for the Amidation of Long-Chain Aliphatic Acids with Aliphatic Amines

Y. Terada, N. Ieda, K. Komura, Y. Sugi, Synthesis, 2008, 2318-2319.

Key Words

Fischer esterification, esters, steroids, multivalent metal salts, FeCl36H2O, fatty acids, cholesterol

ID: J66-Y2008-3220