Selective monoesterification of malonic acid catalyzed by boric acid

Stephan M. Levonis, Laurent F. Bornaghi, Todd A. Houston

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Abstract

Boric acid catalyzes the monoesterification of malonic acid, likely through a chelation mechanism that is not available to the monoester product. Under more forcing conditions, diesters form to some extent, but conditions can be optimized to favour the monoester product (56?80%). With the easily handled solid acid catalyst, these reactions can be run with excess alcohol as solvent or with stoichiometric amounts of alcohol in acetonitrile with moderate heating.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)821-823
Number of pages3
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Volume60
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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Alcohols
Chelation
Heating
Catalysts
Acids
malonic acid
boric acid
acetonitrile

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Levonis, Stephan M. ; Bornaghi, Laurent F. ; Houston, Todd A. / Selective monoesterification of malonic acid catalyzed by boric acid. In: Australian Journal of Chemistry. 2007 ; Vol. 60, No. 11. pp. 821-823.
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Selective monoesterification of malonic acid catalyzed by boric acid. / Levonis, Stephan M.; Bornaghi, Laurent F.; Houston, Todd A.

In: Australian Journal of Chemistry, Vol. 60, No. 11, 2007, p. 821-823.

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