Synthesis of Esters and Lactones

P. Siengalewicz*, J. Mulzer, U. Rinner

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This chapter represents a comprehensive overview of different protocols for the preparation of esters and lactones and serves as an update to the review published in Comprehensive Organic Synthesis - Volume 1. Throughout the chapter, a general discussion of each protocol is followed by a recent application of the method in the preparation of natural products or industrially important intermediates and most protocols are supported with additional references for further study.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHeteroatom Manipulation
PublisherElsevier Ltd
Number of pages56
ISBN (Print)9780080977430
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2014


  • Activated ester
  • Acylation
  • Anhydride
  • Esterification
  • Macrolactonization
  • Transesterification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Chemistry


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