Group 5 and group 6 metal halides as very efficient catalysts for acylative cleavage of ethers
Qiaoxia Guo, Taichi Miyaji, Ryuichiro Hara, Baojian Shen and Tamotsu Takahashi*
*Catalysis Research Center and Graduate School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Hokkaido University and CREST, Japan Science and Technology Corporation (JST), Sapporo 060-0811, Japan, Email: tamotsucat.hokudai.ac.jp
Q. Guo, T. Miyaji, R. Hara, B. Shen, T. Takahashi, Tetrahedron, 2002, 58, 7327-7334.
Group 5 and 6 metal chlorides were found as very efficient catalysts for acylative cleavage of ethers. Compared with conventional Lewis acid catalysts, group 5 and 6 metal chlorides showed better results in the catalytic C-O bond cleavage.
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