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Direct oxidative esterification of alcohols

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Esterification is a fundamental transformation in chemistry. Traditional esterification only largely occurs between carboxylic acid derivatives and alcohols, and often involves multistep processes. Developments in the transition-metal-catalysed and metal-free direct esterification of alcohols under oxidative conditions has opened a door to the efficient, sustainable and environmentally friendly synthesis of esters from readily available materials. This Perspective gives an overview which covers the recent development of this emerging field.

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The article was received on 17 Apr 2014, accepted on 16 Jun 2014 and first published on 16 Jun 2014

Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C4DT01133C
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Citation: Dalton Trans., 2014,43, 13460-13470
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    Direct oxidative esterification of alcohols

    S. Tang, J. Yuan, C. Liu and A. Lei, Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 13460
    DOI: 10.1039/C4DT01133C

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