A Facile Conversion of Alcohols to Esters Mediated by Potassium Ferrate

M. Kooti, A. Tarassoli, H. H. Javadi, M. Jorfi
2008 E-Journal of Chemistry  
Potassium ferrate in the presence of copper(II) sulfate pentahydrate can convert 1-phenyl ethanol, 4-chloro-1-phenyl ethanol and 2-phenyl ethanol into ester products with good or excellent yields.The reactions have been carried out inn-hexane at room temprature.The effect of other metal salts, as activators, have been also examined instead of copper sulfate.
doi:10.1155/2008/589834 fatcat:btg4sba74jd63cgcqy375n5vpq