A facile method for the oxidative removal of benzyl ethers: the oxidation of benzyl ethers to benzoates by ruthenium tetraoxide

  • Schuda P
  • Cichowicz M
  • Heimann M
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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.

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  • Paul Francis Schuda

  • Melissa B. Cichowicz

  • Martha R. Heimann

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