Master Organic Chemistry Reaction Guide

Transesterification promoted by alkoxides

Description: Addition of alkoxide to an ester results in a new ester. This is called “transesterification”.

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Real-World Example:
Org. Synth. 1946, 26, 18

DOI Link: 10.15227/orgsyn.026.0018

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2 thoughts on “Transesterification promoted by alkoxides

  1. I’m not understand the mechanism for the third example. I do not understand how an OH was adding to the end of the Carbon chain.

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