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The First Simple Method of Protection of Hydroxy Compounds as their O-Boc Derivatives under Lewis Acid Catalysis

Giuseppe Bartoli*, Marcella Bosco, Armando Carlone, Renato Dalpozzo, Manuela Locatelli, Paolo Melchiorre, Paolo Palazzi, Letizia Sambri

*Dipartimento di Chimica Organica ‘A. Mangini', UniversitÓ di Bologna, viale Risorgimento 4, 40136 Bologna, Italy, Email:

G. Bartoli, M. Bosco, A. Carlone, R. Dalpozzo, M. Locatelli, P. Melchiorre, P. Palazzi, L. Sambri, Synlett, 2006, 2104-2108.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-949609


A very efficient Zinc acetate-catalyzed protection of alcohols as Boc derivatives can be applied to primary, secondary and aromatic alcohols, providing the first example of a generally applicable method.

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G. Bartoli, M. Bosco, A. Carlone, M. Locatelli, E. Marcantoni, P. Melchiorre, P. Palazzi, L. Sambri, Eur. J. Org. Chem., 2006, 4429-4434.

Key Words

alcohols, carbonates, esterification, protecting groups, Lewis acids, zinc acetate

ID: J60-Y2006-4580