Synthesis 2006(15): 2531-2534  
DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-942445
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A Convenient Synthesis of 2,2-Diarylcyclobutanones by Cerium(IV) Ammonium Nitrate (CAN) Mediated Oxidation of Methylenecyclopropanes (MCPs)

Vijay Nair*, T. D. Suja, Kishor Mohanan
Organic Chemistry Section, Regional Research Laboratory (CSIR), 695019 Trivandrum, India
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Publication History

Received 15 March 2006
Publication Date:
28 June 2006 (online)

Abstract

Oxidative ring expansion of methylenecyclopropanes with CAN under oxygen atmosphere was investigated. A facile conversion affording 2,2-diarylcyclobutanones occurred in good yields.

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