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Issue 10, 2011
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Esterification of carboxylate-based ionic liquids with alkyl halides

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Abstract

A facile reaction of 1-ethyl-3-methylimidazolium acetate ([EMIm]Ac) with dichloromethane at room temperature was observed with esters among the products. This esterification can be exploited for mild solvent-free esterification with a range of other carboxylate-based ionic liquids and alkyl halides.

Graphical abstract: Esterification of carboxylate-based ionic liquids with alkyl halides

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The article was received on 04 Nov 2010, accepted on 20 Dec 2010 and first published on 19 Jan 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C0CC04798H
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 2973-2975
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    Esterification of carboxylate-based ionic liquids with alkyl halides

    B. Zhao, L. Greiner and W. Leitner, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 2973
    DOI: 10.1039/C0CC04798H

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