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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:

G. A. Olah, Q. Wang, N. J. Trivedi, G. K. S. Prakash, Synthesis, 1991, 739-740.

DOI: 10.1055/s-1991-26561


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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Key Words

Baeyer-Villiger oxidation, Sodium Percarbonate, Trifluoroacetic peracid

ID: J66-Y1991-470