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Journal Article


Tetrahedron Letters, Volume 55, Number 11, p.1890-1893 (2014)



alloxan, Ammonium nitrate, article, carbonyl derivative, catalysis, Cerium, ninhydrin, oxidizing agent, reaction analysis, synthesis


A mild and efficient protocol for the synthesis of vicinal tricarbonyl compounds from β-dicarbonyls in a single step using cerium(IV) ammonium nitrate as a catalytic oxidant is described. Ease of execution, wide substrate scope and the suitability for the synthesis of commercially important compounds like ninhydrin, alloxan and oxoline make this reaction particularly noteworthy.


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A. Sivan and Deepthi, A., “Facile synthesis of 1,2,3-tricarbonyls from 1,3-dicarbonyls mediated by cerium(IV) ammonium nitrate”, Tetrahedron Letters, vol. 55, pp. 1890-1893, 2014.