Mix-and-Heat Benzylation of Alcohols Using a Bench-Stable Pyridinium Salt
Kevin W. C. Poon and Gregory B. Dudley*
*Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Florida State University, Tallahassee, Florida 32306-4390, Email: gdudleychem.fsu.edu
K. W. C. Poon, G. B. Dudley, J. Org. Chem., 2006, 71, 3923-3927.
2-Benzyloxy-1-methylpyridinium triflate is a stable, neutral organic salt that converts alcohols into benzyl ethers upon warming. Benzylation of a wide range of alcohols occurs in very good yield.
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