Author(s): Muramatsu W, William JM, Onomura O
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Abstract We have developed an efficient method for selective monobenzoylation of 1,2- and 1,3-diols in water catalyzed by Me(2)SnCl(2). Treatment of 1,2- and 1,3-diols with benzoyl chlorides, DMT-MM, and potassium carbonate in the presence of a catalytic amount of Me(2)SnCl(2) and DMAP in water at room temperature gave monobenzoates in up to 97\% yield.
This article was published in J Org Chem
and referenced in Organic Chemistry: Current Research