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Conversion of Cyclic Acetals to Hydroxy Esters by MCPBA Oxidation

Jin Yeon Kim*, Hakjune Rhee and Misoo Kim

*Department of Chemistry, Seonam University, Namweon, Chunrabuk-Do 590-170, Korea

J. Y. Kim, H. Rhee, M. Kim, J. Korean Chem. Soc., 2002, 46, 479-483.

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An efficient oxidation of cyclic acetals provided hydroxy alkyl esters in good yields in the presence of MCPBA.

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Key Words

MCPBA, Cyclic Acetals, Esters, Baeyer-Villiger Oxidation

ID: JXX-Y2002-850