Recent advances in the transesterification of β-keto esters

RSC Adv. 2021 Jul 2;11(37):22859-22920. doi: 10.1039/d1ra03513d. eCollection 2021 Jun 25.


The ability to selectively transesterify β-keto esters is a useful transformation in organic synthesis. The increasing interest in transesterification for the synthesis of compounds of pharmaceutical importance, as well as for biodiesel production, has led to the development of a variety of different approaches. This article aims to summarise recent advances in the transesterifications of β-keto esters. Particular interest has been paid to methodologies with minimal environmental impact.

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