N,N-diarylammonium pyrosulfate as a highly effective reverse micelle-type catalyst for hydrolysis of esters

Yoshiki Koshikari, Akira Sakakura, Kazuaki Ishihara

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Reverse micelle-type N,N-diarylammonium pyrosulfate (3-5 mol %) efficiently catalyzes the hydrolysis of esters (up to 100 mmol scale) under organic solvent-free conditions. The present method is successfully applied to the hydrolysis of various esters without the decomposition of the base-sensitive moieties and without any loss of optical purity for α-heterosubstituted carboxylic acids.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3194-3197
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Jun 15 2012


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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