A simple method for the α-oxygenation of aldehydes

Cory S. Beshara, Adrian Hall, Robert L. Jenkins, Teyrnon C. Jones, Rachael T. Parry, Stephen P. Thomas, Nicholas C. O. Tomkinson

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A mild, efficient and general method for the chemospecific α-oxygenation of aldehydes is described. Treatment of a series of aldehydes with N-tert-butyl-O-benzoyl hydroxylamine hydrochloride gives the corresponding α-oxygenated carbonyl via a proposed pericyclic rearrangement process.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)1478-1480
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • aldehydes
  • ketones
  • α-oxygenation

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