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Oxidation of alcohols by transfer hydrogenation: driving the equilibrium with an intramolecular trap


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Wise, N. J. and Williams, J. M. J., 2007. Oxidation of alcohols by transfer hydrogenation: driving the equilibrium with an intramolecular trap. Tetrahedron Letters, 48 (21), pp. 3639-3641.

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Abstract

Levulinic acid and its esters participate in transfer hydrogenation with a range of secondary alcohols. Reduction of the levulinate leads to cyclisation into a gamma-lactone, thereby acting as an oxidant for alcohols without the need for a large excess of reagents. (c) 2007 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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Item Type Articles
CreatorsWise, N. J.and Williams, J. M. J.
DOI10.1016/j.tetlet.2007.03.135
DepartmentsFaculty of Science > Chemistry
RefereedYes
StatusPublished
ID Code4526
Additional InformationID number: ISI:000246708600002

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