Alkoxycarbonylation for fine chemicals: carbamates

TitleAlkoxycarbonylation for fine chemicals: carbamates
Publication TypeBook Chapter
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsDidgikar, MR, Joshi, SS
Book TitleIndustrial catalytic processes for fine and specialty chemicals
Pagination 693-719
PublisherElsevier Inc.

Carbamates are an important class of compounds having wide applications in pharmaceutical, polymer, and agriculture industry. A brief account of the history of carbamates, their synthesis, and applications in chemical industry is presented in this chapter. A section on synthesis of carbamates by catalytic methoxycarbonylation of amines is also included. Results of lead-catalyzed methoxycarbonylation of aniline to methyl- N-phenyl carbamate are presented as a model case study. The synthesis of several carbamates has been reported using dimethyl carbonate to illustrate the usefulness of the method.

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Chemical Engineering & Process Development