Highly efficient use of NaOCl in the Ru-catalysed oxidation of aliphatic ethers to esters

Laboratory for Organic Chemistry and Catalysis, Delft University of Technology, Julianalaan 136 2628 BL, Delft, The Netherlands.
Chemical Communications (Impact Factor: 6.83). 03/2002; DOI: 10.1039/B109390H
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The selectivity of alpha-oxidation of ethers to esters via Ru-NaOCl can be dramatically improved by pH control, at high substrate to catalyst ratios using a stoichiometric amount of hypochlorite in biphasic media at room temperature.

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