A series of benzyl ethers has been prepared and their oxidation to benzoates esters by ruthenium tetraoxide has been studied. Yields for the oxidation step range from 54 to 96%. © 1983.
Schuda, P. F., Cichowicz, M. B., & Heimann, M. R. (1983). A facile method for the oxidative removal of benzyl ethers: the oxidation of benzyl ethers to benzoates by ruthenium tetraoxide. Tetrahedron Letters, 24(36), 3829–3830. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0040-4039(00)94286-2