Published Online: 15 SEP 2010
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Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents
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2010. Dakin Reaction. Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents. 175:829–831.
- Published Online: 15 SEP 2010
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The preparation of phenols from aryl aldehydes or aryl ketones involving the oxidation of corresponding aromatic compounds by hydrogen peroxide in the presence of a base and subsequent hydrolysis of the aryl formate or alkylcarboxylate intermediates is known as Dakins reaction. The para- or ortho-substituents (such as OH, NH2) on aryl aldehydes or aryl ketones have been reported to facilitate this reaction. This reaction has an application in the synthesis of phenols.
- aryl aldehydes;
- aryl ketones;
- aryl formate