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Molecules 2002, 7(11), 840-847; doi:10.3390/71100840
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First Example of Direct Transformation of Alkylbenzenes to 1,3-Benzodioxoles by Oxidation with o-Chloranil

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Received: 23 March 2002 / Revised: 5 November 2002 / Accepted: 7 November 2002 / Published: 30 November 2002
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Abstract

The reaction of alkyl-substituted benzenes with o-chloranil at an elevated temperature was found to give 4,5,6,7-tetrachloro-1,3-benzodioxoles via benzylic oxidation and subsequent acetal formation, albeit in poor yields.
Keywords: Oxidation; 1; 3-Benzodioxole; o-Chloranil Oxidation; 1; 3-Benzodioxole; o-Chloranil
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Rahman, S.M.; Kobayashi, T. First Example of Direct Transformation of Alkylbenzenes to 1,3-Benzodioxoles by Oxidation with o-Chloranil. Molecules 2002, 7, 840-847.

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