Synthesis of Benzoic Acids by Aerobic Photooxidation with Hydrobromic Acid
Shin-ichi Hirashima, Akichika Itoh*
*Gifu Pharmaceutical University, Mitahora-higashi, Gifu 502-8585, Japan, Email: itohagifu-pu.ac.jp
S.-I. Hirashima, A. Itoh, Synthesis, 2006, 1757-1759.
A methyl group at an aromatic nucleus is oxidized directly to the corresponding carboxylic acid in the presence of molecular oxygen and catalytic hydrobromic acid under photoirradiation.
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proposed reaction pathway