Benzylation of alcohols by using bis[acetylacetonato]copper as catalyst

Sirkecioglu O., KARLIGA B., TALINLI N.

TETRAHEDRON LETTERS, vol.44, no.46, pp.8483-8485, 2003 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44 Issue: 46
  • Publication Date: 2003
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2003.09.106
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.8483-8485
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: No


Selective O-benzylation of primary hydroxy compounds has been achieved in the presence of bis[acetylacetonato]copper with benzyl chloride. We showed that bis[acetylacetonato]copper was very efficient in promoting the benzylation of primary aliphatic alcohols versus secondary aliphatic alcohols and phenolic hydroxy groups selectively. (C) 2003 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.