psytech (Stranger)
01-19-03 14:42
No 399770
      allybenzene to phenylacetone  Bookmark   

Journal of Organic chemistry, vol 45, pages 5390-92 (1980)
Here they describe coverting allybenzenes to p2p's using,
t-butyl alochol,h2o2,and palladium acetate. I've UTFSE I couldn't find anything. Feed back would be nice smile
(Hive Bee)
01-19-03 17:13
No 399792
      wacker oxidiation  Bookmark   

Is there anything significantly better with that method? This is essentially the same as a wacker oxidation using a palladium (salt) catalyst to covert allylbenzene to ketones. All over the FSE and Rhodiums excellent website.

Sink or SWIM
(Chief Bee)
01-19-03 17:50
No 399793
      Problems with the H2O2/t-BuOH Wacker  Bookmark   

It has been discussed before (way back actually). For starters, the full text is to be found in Post 108450 (dormouse: "scanboy strikes again... H2O2, Pd(AcO)2  -quirks", Novel Discourse).

If you take a look in Post 108388 (dormouse: "PdCl2 --> Pd(Ac)2. Help  -sunlight", Novel Discourse) and Post 108468 (dormouse: "Dream WoRkS - Oxidation Olefin via Pd Acetate  -SCx", Novel Discourse) you'll see that people actually had quite some problems with the method, it seems like the main product gotten from plugging Safrole into the above reaction is MDP-3-P (3,4-Methylenedioxyphenylpropanal).
01-19-03 21:10
No 399823
      thanks rhodium  Bookmark   

another method that seems just to easy to be true
(Pioneer Researcher)
01-20-03 07:52
No 399903
      If you like research...  Bookmark   

I've tried a few variation of that method with safrol, and using ethyl acetate and Pd(NO3)2 and refluxing conditions seems to give the ketone (TLC) and safrol as the main products. You may try it if you have the time.
(I'm Yust a Typo)
01-20-03 09:49
No 399926
      IIRC, there was also somebody who showed that...  Bookmark   

IIRC, there was also somebody who showed that the h2o2 wacker depended critically on the safrole addition speed. Amonst others.
(Pioneer Researcher)
01-22-03 05:55
No 400418
      Pd(AcO)2  Bookmark   

There is a easier way to prepare Pd diacetate or other salts, just dissolve the PdCl2 in acid conditions, then neutralize wtih cooling around 60 C to precipite Pd hydroxides and filter, wash and treat with your acid. I've seen it in some patents posted by PolyethyleneSam, see Patent US3318891.
(Master Whacker)
01-24-03 17:39
No 401239
      Pd(OAc)2 Wacker  Bookmark   

This is as perfectly good a place as any to disseminate the fact that when ISOsafrole is oxidized with t-butylhydroperoxide/Pd(OAc)2 no reaction takes place according to TLC.  It is a very interesting phenomenon because safrole gets oxidized to the aldehyde in very high, clean yields as proven by NMR yet isosafrole remains untouched under the same powerful oxidizing conditions.  This is one of the few rxns which has left me truely dumbfounded throughout the years.
(Hive Addict)
02-05-03 01:55
No 404673
      Water  Bookmark   

I don't know if this has been said before but the O comes from the water. I saw this in a ref recently.

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