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Scandium(III) or lanthanide(III) triflates as recyclable catalysts for the direct acetylation of alcohols with acetic acid

Anthony G. M. Barrett* and D. Christopher Braddock

*Department of Chemistry, Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, South Kensington, London UK SW7 2AY, Email:

A. G. M. Barrett, D. C. Braddock, Chem. Commun., 1997, 351-352.

DOI: 10.39/a606484a


Scandium(III) or lanthanide(III) triflates are found to efficiently catalyse the direct acetylation of primary, secondary or tertiary alcohols with acetic acid; the catalyst can be recovered quantitatively and re-used with no loss of activity.

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Key Words

Fischer Esterification

ID: JXX-Y1997-350