Master Organic Chemistry Reaction Guide

Baeyer-Villiger Reaction

Description: Treatment of an aldehyde or ketone with a peroxyacid (RCO3H) results in the formation of an ester.

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Org. Synth. 1946, 26, 90

DOI Link: 10.15227/orgsyn.026.0090

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2 thoughts on “Baeyer-Villiger Reaction

  1. So when it reacts with an aldehyde it will result in a carboxylic acid, with another carboxylic acid as a by product?

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