Pivalic acid esters
Pv-OR, Pivalate ester, Pivalates
T. W. Green, P. G. M. Wuts,
Protective Groups in Organic Synthesis,
Wiley-Interscience, New York, 1999, 170-173, 712-715.
|H2O:||pH < 1, 100°C||pH = 1, RT||pH = 4, RT||pH = 9, RT||pH = 12, RT||pH > 12, 100°C|
|Reduction:||H2 / Ni||H2 / Rh||Zn / HCl||Na / NH3||LiAlH4||NaBH4|
|Oxidation:||KMnO4||OsO4||CrO3 / Py||RCOOOH||I2, Br2, Cl2||MnO2 / CH2Cl2|
A simple and efficient protocol for pivaloylation of alcohols without using a catalyst under solvent-free conditions offers short reaction time, high yields, simple workup, and no need for further purification. Selectivity was observed between primary alcohols vs. secondary alcohols and aliphatic alcohols vs. phenols.
C. B. Rao, B. Chinnababu, Y. Venkateswarlu, J. Org. Chem., 2009, 74, 8856-8858.
4-(N,N-Dimethylamino)pyridine hydrochloride (DMAP·HCl) was used as a recyclable catalyst for the acylation of inert alcohols and phenols under base-free conditions. The catalyst can be reused more than eight times without loss in activity and works with various acylating reagents.
Z. Liu, Y. Liu, Q. Wang, Org. Lett., 2014, 16, 236-239.
Acyloxymethyl radicals, that add to imines, were generated from the corresponding iodomethyl esters by the action of dimethylzinc or triethylborane. A facile hydrolysis of the acyloxy moiety of the adducts gave the corresponding amino alcohols in good yield.
K.-i. Yamada, M. Nakano, M. Maekawa, T. Akindele, K. Tomioka, Org. Lett., 2008, 10, 3805-3808.
The reaction of different esters, thioesters and amides derived from pivalic, benzoic and 4-tert-butylbenzoic acids with an excess of lithium and a catalytic amount of naphthalene led, after methanolysis, to the corresponding alcohols, thiols and amines, respectively, through a reductive non-hydrolytic procedure.
C. Behloul, D. Guijarro, M. Yus, Synthesis, 2006, 309-314.
Acetyl-, benzoyl- and pivoyl-protected alcohols and phenols undergo smooth deacylation in a two-phase system of powdered NaOH and Bu4NHSO4 in THF or CH2Cl2.
R. D. Crouch, J. S. Burger, K. A. Zietek, A. B. Cadwallader, J. E. Bedison, M. M. Smielewska, Synlett, 2003, 991-992.