11. Esterification and ester hydrolysis

  1. Saul Patai
  1. Erkki K. Euranto

Published Online: 16 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470771099.ch11

Carboxylic Acids and Esters (1969)

Carboxylic Acids and Esters (1969)

How to Cite

Euranto, E. K. (1969) Esterification and ester hydrolysis, in Carboxylic Acids and Esters (1969) (ed S. Patai), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470771099.ch11

Editor Information

  1. The Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel

Author Information

  1. University of Turku, Finland

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 1969

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471669197

Online ISBN: 9780470771099



  • carboxylic esters;
  • chemical species;
  • hydroxide ions;
  • catalysed reactions;
  • inconveniently rapid


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Alkaline Hydrolysis by Acyl-oxygen Fission (BAC2)

  • Catalysis in Ester Hydrolysis by Acyl-oxygen Fission (BAC)

  • Hydrogen-ion Catalysed Hydrolysis and Esterification by Acyloxygen Fission (AAC)

  • Hydrolysis and Esterification by Alkyl-oxygen Fission

  • Hydrolyses Involving not only the Carboxyl Group

  • References