Selective Monoesterification of Malonic Acid Catalyzed by Boric Acid

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Title Selective Monoesterification of Malonic Acid Catalyzed by Boric Acid
Author Levonis, Stephan; Bornaghi, Laurent; Houston, Todd Ashley
Journal Name Australian Journal of Chemistry
Year Published 2007
Place of publication Australia
Publisher CSIRO Publishing
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.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.publish.csiro.au/journals/ajc
Alternative URI http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/CH07231
Volume 60
Page from 821
Page to 823
ISSN 0004-9425
Date Accessioned 2008-02-29
Date Available 2009-12-02T05:54:51Z
Language en_AU
Research Centre Institute for Glycomics
Faculty Faculty of Science, Environment, Engineering and Technology
Subject PRE2009-Organic Chemical Synthesis
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/17937
Publication Type Journal Articles (Refereed Article)
Publication Type Code c1

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