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Issue 35, 2017
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Cyclic ether synthesis from diols using trimethyl phosphate

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Cyclic ethers have been effectively synthesized via the intramolecular cyclization of diols using trimethyl phosphate and NaH. The present cyclization could proceed at room temperature to produce 5–7 membered cyclic ethers in good to excellent yields. Substrates possessing a chiral secondary hydroxy group were transformed into the corresponding chiral cyclic ethers along with the retention of their stereochemistries.

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The article was received on 27 Feb 2017, accepted on 05 Apr 2017 and first published on 06 Apr 2017

Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC01514C
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 4787-4790
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    Cyclic ether synthesis from diols using trimethyl phosphate

    S. Asai, M. Kato, Y. Monguchi, H. Sajiki and Y. Sawama, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 4787
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CC01514C

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