Allyl alcohols are oxidized to acrylaldehydes using diphenyl disulfide derivatives upon photoirradiation. The reaction occurs via α-hydrogen abstraction by a sulfanyl radical. Interestingly, the oxidation reaction occurs in moderate yield when a dendrimer disulfide is used as a mediator.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan|
|Publication status||Published - Dec 1 2008|
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