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Graphene Oxide: An Efficient Acid Catalyst for the Construction of Esters from Acids and Alcohols

Zhengwang Chen*, Yuelu Wen, Yejuan Fu, Hai Chen, Min Ye, Guotian Luo

*School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Gannan Normal University, Ganzhou, Jiangxi, 341000, P. R. of China, Email:

Z. Chen, Y. Wen, Y. Fu, H. Chen, M. Ye, G. Luo, Synlett, 2017, 28, 981-985.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1588399

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Graphene oxide is an efficient and reusable acid catalyst for the esterification reaction. A wide range of aliphatic and aromatic acids and alcohols were compatible and afforded the corresponding products in good yields. The heterogeneous catalyst can be easily recovered and recycled.

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Key Words

graphene oxide, acid catalyst, Fischer esterification, esterification, heterogeneous

ID: J60-Y2017