Potential Applications of Dialkyl Carbonates in Acylation, Alky¬lation and Dehydration Reactions

Page: 594

T. Weidlich

Institute of Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Chemical Technology, University of Pardubice, Pardubice, Czech Republic

Keywords: dimethyl carbonate, diethyl carbonate, organotin compounds, aromatic aldehyde, benzonitrile, cinnamic acid


This review summarizes the information on the reactivity of dialkyl carbonates with C-, N-, O- and S-nucleophiles. Non-toxic dialkyl carbonates can replace hazardous acylating, alkylating and dehydrating agents such as alkyl halides, dialkyl sulfates, alkyl chloroformates, sulfonyl and acyl chlorides.


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