1976 Volume 49 Issue 12 Pages 3597-3600
Disodium tetracarbonylferrate (–II) is an efficient catalyst for the dismutation of aromatic aldehydes to esters, 2RCHO→RCOOCH2R. Aliphatic ones give aldol-condensation products upon treatment with the ferrate. A successive reaction of the ferrate with an aldehyde, RCHO, and then with alkyl iodide, R’I, gives an ester, R’COOCH2R, after protonation. The mechanisms of these reactions are discussed.
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