TURKISH JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, vol.29, no.5, pp.455-461, 2005 (SCI-Expanded)
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TURKISH JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY
Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated:
A new chemoselective method for the transesterification of alkyl esters in the presence of in situ formed alkoxyzinc salts was developed. Electron-rich esters are less reactive than electron poor ones and this is the basis for the chemoselectivity of the reaction. Suggested mechanisms of the transesterification reactions are discussed.