A procedure for the conversion of 2-methoxyethoxymethyl (MEM) ethers to carboxylic esters employed ferric chloride (0.4 equivalents) and a carboxylic anhydride (14 equivalents) and exhibited selectivity for the MEM ether functionality in the presence of benzyl ethers.
|Number of pages||12|
|State||Published - Nov 1 1987|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
We thank the National Institutes of Health (GM 36256) for their generous financial support and the University of Kentucky Mass Spectrometry Center and the
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- Organic Chemistry