Highly Active Manganese-Mediated Acylation of Alcohols with Acid Chlorides or Anhydrides
Received: 07 June 2017
Accepted after revision: 03 July 2017
24 August 2017 (eFirst)
To explore further the practical uses of highly active manganese (Mn*), a variety of alcohols were treated with Mn*, and the resulting complexes were coupled with acid chlorides and/or acetic anhydride in the absence of any extra catalyst. The subsequent reactions took place smoothly under mild conditions, providing the corresponding O-acylation products in good to excellent isolated yields.