Silica Chloride: A Versatile Heterogeneous Catalyst for Esterification and Transesterification
K. V. N. S. Srinivas, I. Mahender, Biswanath Das*
*Organic Chemistry Division-I, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad-500 007, India, Email: biswanathdasyahoo.com
K. V. N. S. Srinivas, I. Mahender, B. Das, Synthesis, 2003, 2479-2482.
Silica chloride is an efficient catalyst for esterification of carboxylic acids with alcohols as well as for transesterification of esters by both alcoholysis and acidolysis.
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