Esterification: Methods, Reactions, and Applications

Esterification: Methods, Reactions, and Applications

Author(s): Professor Dr. Junzo Otera

Published Online: 29 APR 2004

Print ISBN: 9783527304905

Online ISBN: 9783527601844

DOI: 10.1002/3527601848

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Here, Professor J. Otera brings together for the first time the combined knowledge about this elementary yet multifaceted reaction. Starting from the methodical basics right up to practical applications, this book represents a comprehensive overview of this type of reaction, saving readers time-consuming research among the literature-and not just in practical matters. All set to become a standard reference for every organic chemist.

From the contents:


  • Reaction of Alcohols with Carboxylic Acids and Their Derivatives
  • Reactions with Carboxylic Acids
  • Reaction with Esters: Transesterification
  • Reaction with Acid Anhydrides
  • Reaction with Acid Halides and Related Compounds
  • Conversion of Alcohols to Esters through Carbonylation

Synthetic Applications

  • Kinetic Resolution
  • Enzymatic Resolution
  • Nonenzymatic Resolution
  • Asymmetric Desymmetrization
  • Deacetylation through Transesterification
  • Selective Esterification
  • Applications to Natural Product Synthesis
  • New Reaction Media
  • Industrial Uses

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