"Microwave-Assisted Synthesis of Vinyl Esters through Ruthenium-Catalyzed Addition of Carboxylic Acids to Alkynes"

François Nicks, Lionel Libert, Lionel Delaude, and Albert Demonceau

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          source: Australian Journal of Chemistry
            year: 2009
          volume: 62
      first page: 227
       last page: 231
             doi: 10.1071/CH08480

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Abstract: A rapid and efficient method is described for the selective synthesis of enol esters via the microwave-accelerated addition of carboxylic acids to terminal alkynes. The method employs the readily available [RuCl2(p-cymene)(PPh3)] complex as catalyst without the need of bases, and reactions are complete in 20 min.

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