Symmetric and asymmetric carbonates were synthesized by using alkyl or aryl 4,5-dichloro-6-oxopyridazin-1(6H)-carboxylates. Five aryl 4,5-dichloro-6-oxopyridazin-1(6H)-carboxylates were converted into the corresponding diaryl carbonates in good to excellent yields by treatment with potassium carbonate in refluxing THF. When the 4,5-dichloro-6-oxopyridazin-1(6H)-carboxylates were treated with aliphatic or aromatic alcohols in the presence of potassium tert-butoxide in toluene at room temperature, they gave the corresponding symmetric or asymmetric carbonates in moderate to excellent yields. Alkyl and aryl 4,5-dichloro-6-oxopyridazin-1(6H)-carboxylates are therefore efficient, stable, and ecofriendly alternatives to chloroformates.
|Number of pages||5|
|Publication status||Published - 2016 Jun 2|
- acyl-transfer agents
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Organic Chemistry