Chin. J. Org. Chem. ›› 2019, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (7): 1996-2000.DOI: 10.6023/cjoc201901019 Previous Articles     Next Articles



王茂昌a, 张宝华a, 丁凯b   

  1. a 上海大学化学与环境工程学院 上海 200444;
    b 中国科学院上海有机化学研究所 天然产物合成重点实验室 上海 200032
  • 收稿日期:2019-01-15 修回日期:2019-03-12 发布日期:2019-03-29
  • 通讯作者: 张宝华, 丁凯;

Radical Oxidation of α-Hydroxyl Ester Initiated by Sodium Hypochlorite

Wang Maochanga, Zhang Baohuaa, Ding Kaib   

  1. a School of Environmental and Chemical Engineering, Shanghai University, Shanghai 200444;
    b CAS Key Laboratory of Synthetic Chemistry of Natural Substances, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai 200032
  • Received:2019-01-15 Revised:2019-03-12 Published:2019-03-29
  • Contact: 10.6023/cjoc201901019;

Sodium hypochlorite has been used as a green oxidant in oxidation of alcohols. However, the oxidation of a-hydroxyl ester via sodium hypochloriteis difficult under the same conditions. Herein, an efficient method is developed for the oxidation of a-hydroxyl ester with sodium hypochlorite in the presence of hydrogenbromide. In this case, a reaction mechanism was proposed with the formation of free radicals as reactive intermediates, which was different from the mechanism of traditional Stevens oxidation. The method is also applied to the oxidation of common secondary alcohol and has good selectivity for multi-hydroxyl compounds.

Key words: sodium hypochlorite, green, radical oxidation, selectivity