Al2O3/MeSO3H (AMA) as a new reagent with high selective ability for monoesterification of diols
Hashem Sharghi* and Mona Hosseini Sarvari
*Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Shiraz University, Shiraz 71454, Iran, Email: shashemchem.susc.ac.ir
H. Sharghi, M. Hosseini Sarvari, Tetrahedron, 2003, 59, 3627-3633.
A new facile method for selective monoesterification of diols - in particular oligoethylene glycols - has been developed. The reaction of diols with aromatic and aliphatic acids in presence of Al2O3 and MeSO3H gave monoesterified products in excellent yields without use of any solvents.
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monoesterification, benzoic acid, Fischer esterifcation