Bryn Mawr Class of 2014
Summer Science Research
Department of Chemistry
Dr. Jason Schmink Research Group
A palladium catalysed oxidative esterification reaction between various aryl aldehydes and various alcohols using a palladium catalyst will be studied. Many aldehydes with different substituent groups will be investigated. Kinetic studies will be conducted to determine how these groups affect reaction rate. The ligand to be used to activate the palladium is XPhos and the reaction follows Scheme 1.