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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:

K. V. N. S. Srinivas, I. Mahender, B. Das, Synthesis, 2003, 2479-2482.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2003-42406


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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Key Words

esterification, Fischer Esterification, transesterfication, silica chloride, alcoholysis, acidolysis

ID: J66-Y2003-2070