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Facile Conversion of Dithioesters into Carboxylic Acids or Esters Using Alkaline Hydrogen Peroxide

Fabienne Grellepois*, Charles Portella

*CNRS UMR 6229, UFR des Sciences Exactes et Naturelles, Bātiment 18, BP 1039, 51687 Reims Cedex 2, France, Email:

F. Grellepois, C. Portella, Synthesis, 2008, 3443-3446.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1083190

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Simple, mild, and environmentally friendly procedures for the direct conversion of dithioesters into either carboxylic acids or esters using hydrogen peroxide under alkaline conditions are described.

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Key Words

desulfurization, oxidation, peroxides, hydrogen peroxide, dithioesters, carboxylic acids, esters

ID: J66-Y2008-3230