Oxidation of alcohols by transfer hydrogenation: driving the equilibrium with an intramolecular trap
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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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.
|Creators||Wise, N. J.and Williams, J. M. J.|
|Departments||Faculty of Science > Chemistry|
|Additional Information||ID number: ISI:000246708600002|
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