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Copper Catalyzed Oxidative Esterification of Aldehydes with Alkylbenzenes via Cross Dehydrogenative Coupling

Saroj Kumar Rout, Srimanta Guin, Krishna Kanta Ghara, Arghya Banerjee and Bhisma K. Patel*

*Department of Chemistry, Indian Institution of Technology, Guwahati, Guwahati 781 039, India, Email:

S. K. Rout, S. Guin, K. K. Ghara, A. Banerjee, B. K. Patel, Org. Lett., 2012, 14, 3982-3985.

DOI: 10.1021/ol301756y


Copper(II) catalyzes a cross dehydrogenative coupling (CDC) reaction of aldehydes with alkylbenzenes in the presence of TBHP to yield benzylic esters.

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Key Words

Oxidative Esterification, Benzyl Esters, tert-Butyl hydroperoxide

ID: J54-Y2012-2460