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Aerobic oxidation of NHC-catalysed aldehyde esterifications with alcohols: benzoin, not the Breslow intermediate, undergoes oxidation

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Abstract

Benzoin (and neither the Breslow intermediate nor the NHC–aldehyde tetrahedral adduct) has been unambiguously identified as the oxidised species in aerobic NHC-catalysed aldehyde esterifications.

Graphical abstract: Aerobic oxidation of NHC-catalysed aldehyde esterifications with alcohols: benzoin, not the Breslow intermediate, undergoes oxidation

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The article was received on 09 Apr 2013, accepted on 03 Jun 2013 and first published on 14 Jun 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3CC42597E
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2013,49, 6513-6515
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    Aerobic oxidation of NHC-catalysed aldehyde esterifications with alcohols: benzoin, not the Breslow intermediate, undergoes oxidation

    E. G. Delany, C. Fagan, S. Gundala, K. Zeitler and S. J. Connon, Chem. Commun., 2013, 49, 6513
    DOI: 10.1039/C3CC42597E

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