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Esterification: Methods, Reactions, and Applications, 2nd Edition

Esterification: Methods, Reactions, and Applications, 2nd Edition

Junzo Otera, Joji Nishikido

ISBN: 978-3-527-62762-2

Feb 2010

386 pages

Description

Gathering together the widespread literature in the field, this monograph acts as a reference guide to this very important chemical reaction. Following an introduction, the book goes on to discuss methodology, before treating synthetic and industrial applications -- the latter being a new focus in this completely revised, updated and extended second edition.
A must-have for organic, natural products and catalytic chemists, as well as those working in industry, of for lecturers in chemistry.
Preface
Introduction

PART 1: Methodology

REACTION OF ALCOHOLS WITH CARBOXYLIC ACIDS AND THEIR DERIVATIVES
Reaction with Carboxylic Acids
Reaction with Esters: Transesterification
Reaction with Acid Anhydrides
Reaction with Acid Halides and Other Acyl Derivatives
USE OF TIN AND OTHER METAL ALKOXIDES
CONVERSION OF CARBOCYLIC ACIDS TO ESTERS WITHOUT USE OF ALCOHOLS
Reaction with Diazomethane
Reaction with Alkyl Halides
Reaction with Other Electrophiles
ESTER-INTERCHANGE REACTION

PART 2: Synthetic Applications

KINETIC RESOLUTION
Enzymatic Resolution
Nonenzymatic Resolution
Dynamic Kinetic Resolution
Parallel Kinetic Resolution
ASYMMETRIC DESYMMETRIZATION
MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS
Selective Esterification
Use of Theoretical Amounts of Reactants
New Reaction Media
New Technologies
Applications to Natural Products Synthesis
INDUSTRIAL USES
Ethyl Acetate
Acrylic Esters
Polyesters
Oils and Fats
Biodiesel Fuel
Amino Acid Esters
Macrolides
Flavoring Agents and Fragrances
Pyrethroids
All chapters are completely revised, updated and extended. A new focus is now on industrial applications, too.
"...Otera's book does a good job, concisely covering the esterification methodology literature from 1990 to 1999, and that survey will be useful to synthetic organic chemists..."

Angewandte Chemie IE, Vol. 43