A new chemoselective method for the transesterification of alkyl esters in the presence of in situ formed alkoxyzinc salts was developed. Electron-rich esters are less reactive than electron poor ones and this is the basis for the chemoselectivity of the reaction. Suggested mechanisms of the transesterification reactions are discussed.
COŞKUN, NECDET and ER, MUSTAFA (2005) "New Alkoxyzinc Salts Mediated Chemoselective Transesterification Reactions," Turkish Journal of Chemistry: Vol. 29: No. 5, Article 1. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/chem/vol29/iss5/1