Anhydrous ferric chloride and [Re(CO)4Br]2 are shown to be useful reagents for the catalytic deprotection of benzylic esters. A suitable protecting group is p-MeC6H4CH2 with a working temperature of 50°C for debenzylation. © 2002 Published by Elsevier Science Ltd.
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|Publication status||Published - 14 Jan 2002|
- Carboxylic acids
- Protecting groups
- Transition metal catalysts