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Mild and Catalytic Transesterification Reaction Using K2HPO4 for the Synthesis of Methyl Esters

Tetsuro Shinada*, Makoto Hamada, Kota Miyoshi, Masato Higashino, Taiki Umezawa, Yasufumi Ohfune*

*Graduate School of Science, Osaka City University, 3-3-138 Sugimoto, Sumiyoshi, Osaka 558-8585, Japan, Email:,

T. Shinada, M. Hamada, K. Miyoshi, M. Higahino, T. Umezawa, Y. Ohfune, Synlett, 2010, 2141-2145.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1258491


K2HPO4 is an efficient catalyst for transesterifications to produce methyl esters. Various functional groups are tolerated under the mild reaction conditions.

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Key Words

transesterification, K2HPO4, methyl ester, catalyst

ID: J60-Y2010-2520