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Na2CO3-Catalyzed O-Acylation of Phenols for the Synthesis of Aryl Carboxylates with Use of Alkenyl Carboxylates

Xiao-Yu Zhou*, Xia Chen*

*School of Chemistry and Materials Engineering, Liupanshui Normal University, Liupanshui, 553004, P. R. of China, Email:

X.-Y. Zhou, X. Chen, Synlett, 2018, 29, 2321-2325.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1610265


An efficient Na2CO3-catalyzed O-acylation of phenols with alkenyl carboxylates as acyl reagents in MeCN provides aryl carboxylates in very good yields.

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Key Words

transesterifications, acetylation, phenols, aryl carboxylates, alkenyl carboxylates, catalysis

ID: J72-Y2018