Baeyer-Villiger Oxidation of Ketones to Esters with Sodium Percarbonate/Trifluoroacetic Acid
George A. Olah*, Qi Wang, Nirupam J. Trivedi, G. K. Surya Prakash
*Donald P. and Katherine B. Loker Hydrocarbon Research Institute and the Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA 90089-1661, USA, Email: olahusc.edu
G. A. Olah, Q. Wang, N. J. Trivedi, G. K. S. Prakash, Synthesis, 1991, 739-740.
Sodium percarbonate in trifluoroacetic acid is an effective reagent for the Baeyer-Villiger oxidation of ketones to esters. The scope and limitations of the reaction were explored.
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