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Prop-2-ynyl as a protective group for carboxylic acids: A mild method for the highly selective deprotection of prop-2-ynyl esters using tetrathiomolybdate

Royal Society of Chemistry
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  • Organic Chemistry


It is shown that prop-2-ynyl esters are useful protecting groups for carboxylic acids and that they are selectively deprotected in the presence of other esters on treatment with tetrathiomolybdate under mild conditions.

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