Iridium-Catalyzed Oxidative Methyl Esterification of Primary Alcohols and Diols with Methanol
Nobuyuki Yamamoto, Yasushi Obora* and Yasutaka Ishii*
*Department of Chemistry and Materials Engineering, Faculty of Chemistry, Materials and Bioengineering, Kansai University, Suita, Osaka 564-8680, Japan, Email: oborakansai-u.ac.jp, r091001kansai-u.ac.jp
N. Yamamoto, Y. Obora, Y. Ishii, J. Org. Chem., 2011, 76, 2937-2941.
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Oxidative methyl esterification of primary alcohols and diols with methanol in the presence of acetone as a hydrogen acceptor was successfully achieved under catalysis of an iridium complex combined with 2-(methylamino)ethanol (MAE).
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