Synlett 1992; 1992(8): 643-645
DOI: 10.1055/s-1992-21441
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The Direct Conversion of Olefins into Esters Through Ozonolysis

James A. Marshall* , Albert W. Garofalo, Richard C. Sedrani
  • *Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The University of South Carolina, Columbia, South Carolina 29208, USA
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14 December 2005 (online)

Ozonolysis of mono-, di- and trisubstituted olefins in 2.5 M methanolic sodium hydroxide-dichloromethane leads directly to methyl esters in high yield. For example, 3-benzyloxy-1-nonene (5b) was converted into methyl 2-benzyloxyoctanoate (7b) in 78% yield.