New alkoxyzinc salts mediated chemoselective transesterification reactions\


COSKUN N., Er M.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, vol.29, no.5, pp.455-461, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.455-461

Abstract

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.