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Communication | Special issue | Vol 52, No. 2, 2000, pp.575-578
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-99-S99
Efficient Catalytic Procedure for Etherification of Alcohols with MeAl(NTf2)2

Takashi Ooi, Hayato Ichikawa, Yoshifumi Itagaki, and Keiji Maruoka*

*Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo 060-0810, Japan


Efficient catalytic etherification of benzyl and allylic alcohols has been accomplished by use of in situ prepared MeAl(NTf2)2 as a catalyst. The new method was also found to be effective for the selective benzylation of allylic alcohols.