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Molecules 2009, 14(6), 2118-2126; doi:10.3390/molecules14062118

Highly Efficient Esterification of Ferulic Acid Under Microwave Irradiation

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Jiangsu Key Laboratory for TCM Formulae Research, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210046, China
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Division of Organic Chemistry, China Pharmaceutical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu 211198, China
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Department of Medicinal Chemistry, Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, Nanjing, Jiangsu 210046, China
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Received: 14 May 2009 / Revised: 30 May 2009 / Accepted: 8 June 2009 / Published: 10 June 2009
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Abstract

A highly efficient synthesis of alkyl ferulates under microwave irradiation is described. The time of these reactions ranged from 3 to 5 minutes, which was much shorter than the traditional synthetic methods, and the alkyl ferulates were obtained in higher yields. View Full-Text
Keywords: esterification; ferulic acid; microwave irradiation; highly efficient esterification; ferulic acid; microwave irradiation; highly efficient
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Li, N.-G.; Shi, Z.-H.; Tang, Y.-P.; Li, B.-Q.; Duan, J.-A. Highly Efficient Esterification of Ferulic Acid Under Microwave Irradiation. Molecules 2009, 14, 2118-2126.

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