β-1,3-Dicarbonyl aldehydes were synthesized by iron-catalyzed oxidative reactions between 1,3-dicarbonyl compounds and two molecules of tertiary amines in the presence of tert-butyl hydroperoxide (TBHP). α,β-Unsaturated aldehydes generated by tertiary amine oxidation in situ act as key intermediates under mild reaction conditions.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry