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A Simple and Efficient Method for Transesterification of β-Ketoesters Catalysed by Iodine

Subhash P. Chavan*, Ramesh R. Kale, K. Shivasankar, Sanjay I. Chandake, Swapnanjali B. Benjamin

*Division of Organic Chemistry Technology, National Chemical Laboratory, Pune- 411 008, India, Email:

S. P. Chavan, R. R. Kale, K. Shivasankar, S. I. Chandake, S. B. Benjamin, Synthesis, 2003, 2695-2698.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2003-42433


Iodine catalyses a facile transesterification of β-ketoesters.

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Key Words

transesterification, β-ketoesters, iodine, alcohols

ID: J66-Y2003-2110