Iron-Catalyzed One-Pot Oxidative Esterification of Aldehydes

Authors

  • Xiao-Feng Wu,

    1. UMR 6226 CNRS-Université de Rennes 1 “Sciences Chimiques de Rennes”, Equipe “Catalyse et Organométalliques”, Campus de Beaulieu, Bat 10C, Avenue du Général Leclerc, 35042 Rennes Cedex, France, Fax: +33-2-23236939
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  • Christophe Darcel

    1. UMR 6226 CNRS-Université de Rennes 1 “Sciences Chimiques de Rennes”, Equipe “Catalyse et Organométalliques”, Campus de Beaulieu, Bat 10C, Avenue du Général Leclerc, 35042 Rennes Cedex, France, Fax: +33-2-23236939
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Abstract

A highly efficient, mild, and simple protocol for Fe(ClO4)3·xH2O-catalyzed oxidative esterification of aldehydes was developed. Several aromatic and aliphatic aldehydes reacted with simple primary and secondary alcohols, used as the solvent, smoothly in the presence of an iron salt catalyst (10 mol-%) and hydroperoxide (4 equiv.) as an oxidant to generate the corresponding esters in good to excellent yields.(© Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 69451 Weinheim, Germany, 2009)

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