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Co-melting of solid sucrose and multivalent cation soaps for solvent-free synthesis of sucrose esters

Fitremann, J.; Queneau, Y.; Maitre, J.P.; Bouchu, A.

Tetrahedron Letters 48(23): 4111-4114

2007


ISSN/ISBN: 0040-4039
DOI: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2007.04.015
Accession: 015294206

Sucrose fatty acid esters, useful as mild surfactants, have been synthesised in good yields in a solvent-free medium. High contents of monoesters and low saponification rate have been observed. The co-melting of sucrose and a multivalent cation soap such as magnesium or zinc soaps, under basic conditions, allowed the formation of a homogeneous reaction mixture, where solid sucrose was fully dissolved.

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