One-Pot Synthesis of Carboxylic Acid Esters in Neutral and Mild Conditions by Triphenylphosphine Dihalide [Ph3PX2 (X=Br, I)]

Alireza R. Sardarian,* Maryam Zandi and Soghra Motevally

Chemistry Department, College of Science,Shiraz University, Shiraz 71454, Iran

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We report the preparation of aromatic and aliphatic carboxylic acid esters in the presence of triphenylphosphine dibromide or triphenylphosphine diiodide and N,N-dimethylaminopyridine in dichloromethane at room temperature in good to excellent yields.

Keywords: Esterification, triphenylphosphine dibromide, triphenylphosphine diiodide, N,N-dimethylaminopyridine,
carboxylic acid