Cationic platinum-catalyzed etherification by intra- and intermolecular dehydration of alcohols

Takanori Shibata, Ryo Fujiwara, Yasunori Ueno

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Catalytic etherification of diols proceeds to give various cyclic ethers by use of cationic platinum salt, which is in situ prepared from PtCl2 and AgSbF6. Etherification of benzylic alcohols is also possible by intermolecular dehydration. Both of intra- and intermolecular etherifications smoothly proceed even under an atmosphere of air.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberU26004ST
Pages (from-to)152-154
Number of pages3
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Jan 5



  • Alcohols
  • Dehydration
  • Diols
  • Ethers
  • Platinum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry

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