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Catalysts 2017, 7(1), 33; doi:10.3390/catal7010033

Mild and Highly Efficient Copper(I) Inspired Acylation of Alcohols and Polyols

School of Natural Sciences, Indiana University Southeast, New Albany, IN 47150, USA
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Received: 23 December 2016 / Revised: 11 January 2017 / Accepted: 12 January 2017 / Published: 18 January 2017
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Abstract

A new and highly efficient method mediated by tetrakis(acetonitrile)copper(I) triflate for activating both simple and highly hindered anhydrides in the acylation of alcohols and polyols is described. This new acylation method is mild and mostly proceeds at room temperature with low catalyst loading. The method is versatile and has been extended to a wide variety of different alcohol substrates to afford the corresponding ester products in good to excellent yields. View Full-Text
Keywords: acylation; acetic anhydride; isobutyric anhydride; pivalic anhydride; polyols; copper(I) species acylation; acetic anhydride; isobutyric anhydride; pivalic anhydride; polyols; copper(I) species
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Mensah, E.A.; Earl, L. Mild and Highly Efficient Copper(I) Inspired Acylation of Alcohols and Polyols. Catalysts 2017, 7, 33.

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