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DOI: 10.1055/s-1990-26954
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Electrocatalytic Oxidation of Allylic Ethers, Dihydropyran and Phenol Using a Polypyridyl Complex of Ruthenium(IV)

José Luiz Campos* , Wagner F. De Giovani, José Ricardo Romero
  • *Departamento de Química, Faculdade de Filosofia, Ciências e Letras de Ribeirão Preto da Universidade de São Paulo, 14049 - Ribeirão Preto, SP., Brazil
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Publication Date:
17 September 2002 (online)

An electrocatalytic procedure is described for the oxidation of allyl butyl ether, (E/Z)-2-butenyl butyl ether, dihydropyran and phenol using the ruthenium(IV) oxidant [(bpy)(trpy)RuO]2+. The resulting products were respectively, butyl acrylate (42%), butyl (E/Z)-2-butenoate (53%), 2,3-dihydro-4-pyranone (40%) and o-benzoquinone (71%).