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Molybdenum Hexacarbonyl Mediated Alkoxycarbonylation of Aryl Halides

Wei Ren, A. Emi, Motoki Yamane*

*Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry, School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Nanyang Technological University, 21 Nanyang Link, Singapore 637371, Singapore, Email:

W. Ren, A. Emi, M. Yamane, Synthesis, 2011, 2261-2267.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1260060

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Mo(CO)6 mediates the alkoxycarbonylation of aryl halides as catalyst and source of CO in the presence of alcohols to afford arenecarboxylic acid esters. This convenient procedure proceeds with a small excess of carbon monoxide in the form of Mo(CO)6 and avoids the use of excess gaseous carbon monoxide. Using this procedure, various carboxylic acid esters were prepared.

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Key Words

molybdenum, carbonyl complexes, carbonylation, esterification, acylation, alkoxycarbonylation

ID: J66-Y2011-2050