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Regioselective Oxidation of Phenols to o-Quinones with o-Iodoxybenzoic Acid (IBX)

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posted on 2002-01-04, 00:00 authored by Derek Magdziak, Andy A. Rodriguez, Ryan W. Van De Water, Thomas R. R. Pettus
An efficient regioselective method for oxidation of phenols to o-quinones is reported. When this procedure is combined with a subsequent reduction, it proves to be useful for the construction of a variety of catechols.