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General Metal-Free Baeyer–Villiger-Type Synthesis of Vinyl Acetates

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posted on 07.06.2013, 00:00 authored by Belén Poladura, Ángel Martínez-Castañeda, Humberto Rodríguez-Solla, Ricardo Llavona, Carmen Concellón, Vicente del Amo
Oxone, a cheap, stable, and nonhazardous oxidizing reagent, transforms α,β-unsaturated ketones of defined stereochemistry into their corresponding vinyl acetates through a Baeyer–Villiger reaction. This process is general and straightforward, tolerating a wide range of functional groups.