Chemoselective Etherification of Benzyl Alcohols Using 2,4,6-Trichloro-1,3,5-triazine and Methanol or Ethanol Catalyzed by Dimethyl Sulfoxide
Lili Sun, Yuping Guo, Guisheng Peng, Chunbao Li*
*Department of Chemistry, College of Science, Tianjin University, 300072 Tianjin, P. R. of China, Email: lichunbaotju.edu.cn
L. Sun, Y. Guo, G. Peng, C. Li, Synthesis, 2008, 3487-3488.
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An efficient method chemoselectively converts benzyl alcohols into their methyl or ethyl ethers in the presence of aliphatic or phenolic hydroxyl groups using 2,4,6-trichloro-1,3,5-triazine (TCT) and dimethyl sulfoxide in methanol or ethanol.
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benzyl alcohols, chemoselectivity, ethers, sulfoxide, 2,4,6-trichloro-1,3,5-triazine