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Report | Regular issue | Vol 23, No. 7, 1985, pp.1697-1701
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1985-07-1697
The Katada Reaction: A Study of Experimental Conditions

Alexander McKillop* and Manjeet K. Bhagrath

*School of Chemical Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, Northfolk NR4 7TJ, U.K.


Experimental conditions for the Katada reaction have been studied usiang 2-picoline N-oxide as a model substrate. Using a mixture of acetyl chloride and acetic anhydride, the reaction takes place rapidly at room temperature to give an excellent yield of 2-acetoxymethylpyridine.