Deprotection of benzylic esters catalysed by anhydrous ferric chloride and rhenium carbonyl compounds

Timothy J. Davies, R. V H Jones, W. Edward Lindsell, Colin Miln, Peter N. Preston

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487-488
Number of pages2
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Volume43
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 14 Jan 2002

Keywords

  • Carboxylic acids
  • Debenzylation
  • Protecting groups
  • Transition metal catalysts

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