Oxidation of Ethers with Benzyl(triethyl)ammonium Permanganate

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  • Dipl.-Chem. H.-Jürgen Schmidt,

    1. Organisch-Chemiosches Institut der Universität, Orléans-Ring 23, D-4400 Münster (Germany)
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  • Prof. Dr. Hans J. Schäfer

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    1. Organisch-Chemiosches Institut der Universität, Orléans-Ring 23, D-4400 Münster (Germany)
    • Organisch-Chemiosches Institut der Universität, Orléans-Ring 23, D-4400 Münster (Germany)
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Abstract

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Oxidation of CH bonds by permanganate in organic solvents becomes possible on use of the salt benzyl(triethyl)ammonium permanganate. Hydrocarbons such as (1) and (2) are oxidized mainly to ketones and tertiary alcohols, repectively, while ethers such as (3) give esters.

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