Synlett 1992; 1992(8): 646
DOI: 10.1055/s-1992-21442
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Oxidative Cleavage of Benzyl Ethers Using Dimethyldioxirane

Brian A. Marples* , James P. Muxworthy, Keith H. Baggaley
  • *Department of Chemistry, The University of Technology, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3TU, England
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08 March 2002 (online)

Selective oxidative cleavage of benzyl ethers versus benzyl esters [for example in benzyl 4-benzyloxybenzoate (2)], and cleavage of benzaldehyde dimethyl acetal and phenylacetaldehyde dimethyl acetal is reported with dimethyldioxirane.