Various enol benzoates were oxidized with sodium chromate in acetic acid and acetic anhydride. Allylic oxidation (leading to 1 -benzoyloxy-3-0xoalk-l -enes) and a novel oxidative rearrangement (leading to a-benzoyloxyketones) in varying yields were the major reactions observed. The implications of these findings are discussed.
|Original language||American English|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society, Perkin Transactions 1|
|State||Published - 1977|