Cu-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidative Esterification of Acetophenones with Alcohols to α-Ketoesters
Xuezhao Xu, Wen Ding, Yuanguang Lin and Qiuling Song*
*Institute of Next Generation Matter Transformation, College of Chemical Engineering, Huaqiao University, 668 Jimei Boulevard, Xiamen, Fujian 361021, P. R. China, Email: qsonghqu.edu.cn
X. Xu, W. Ding, Y. Lin, Q. Song, Org. Lett., 2015, 17, 516-519.
Copper-catalyzed aerobic oxidative esterification of acetophenones with alcohols using molecular oxygen gives a broad range of α-ketoesters in good yields. Mechanism studies evealed that the carbonyl oxygen in the ester mainly originated from dioxygen.
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oxidative esterification, α-keto esters, oxygen