Baeyer-Villiger reaction of benzaldehydes possessing oxygen functions with SeO2-H2O2

Hiromi Nishioka, Keiko Katsuno, Masako Fujii, Yoshitaka Nishita, Natsuko Koshiba, Takashi Harayama

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The Baeyer-Villiger (B. V.) reaction using SeO2-H2O2 was examined for various benzaldehydes possessing methoxy groups and/or a furan ring. When benzaldehydes have an electron-donating group (methoxy group) at the ortho or para position to a formyl group, the B. V. reaction proceeded rapidly and in a good yield. Since the reaction using SeO2-H2O2 is carried out under a neutral condition, this reaction are applicable to aldehyde derivatives with a furan ring which is unstable against acid.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)519-528
Number of pages10
JournalYakugaku Zasshi
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1999


  • Baeyer-Villiger reaction
  • Benzo[b]furan
  • Selen dioxide-hydrogen peroxide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical Science


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