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Org Biomol Chem. 2014 Dec 14;12(46):9453-6. doi: 10.1039/c4ob01524j. Epub 2014 Oct 17.

Transition metal-free oxidative esterification of benzylic alcohols in aqueous medium.

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Academy of Scientific & Innovative Research, CSIR-Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute, G. B. Marg, Bhavnagar-364 002, India. adimurthy@csmcri.org.

Abstract

Oxidative esterification of benzylic alcohols with a catalytic amount of HBr-H2O2 in aqueous medium under mild conditions is reported with a wide range of substrate scope for both benzylic and aliphatic alcohols. The conditions are also suitable for selective mono-esterification of ethylene glycol and glycerol. With catalytic amounts of HBr (20 mol%) and H2O2, the generation of reactive intermediate species BrOH has been ascertained by UV-visible spectra.

PMID:
25325738
DOI:
10.1039/c4ob01524j

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