Transesterification/Acylation of Secondary Alcohols Mediated by N-Heterocyclic Carbene Catalysts
Rohit Singh, Rebecca M. Kissling, Marie-Anne Letellier and Steven P. Nolan*
*School of Chemistry, University of St Andrews, St Andrews KY16 9ST, U.K., Email: sn17st-andrews.ac.uk
R. Singh, R. M. Kissling, M.-A. Letellier, S. P. Nolan, J. Org. Chem., 2004, 69, 209-212.
Transesterification/acylation reactions of secondary alcohols are efficiently catalyzed by N-Heterocyclic carbenes (NHC) at room temperature.
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secondary alcohols, transesterifications, acylations