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J Org Chem. 2006 May 12;71(10):3923-7.

Mix-and-heat benzylation of alcohols using a bench-stable pyridinium salt.

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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306-4390, USA.

Abstract

2-Benzyloxy-1-methylpyridinium triflate (1) is a stable, neutral organic salt that converts alcohols into benzyl ethers upon warming. The synthesis and reactivity of 1 are described herein. Benzylation of a wide range of alcohols occurs in good to excellent yield.

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16674068
DOI:
10.1021/jo0602773
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