Journal or Book Title
The Journal of Organic Chemistry
A serendipitously discovered oxidative esterification reaction of cyclohexane hexacarboxylic acid with phosphorus pentachloride and phenols provides one-pot access to previously unknown aryl mellitic acid esters. The reaction features a solvent-free digestion and chromatography-free purifications and demonstrates the possibility of cyclohexane-to-benzene conversions under relatively mild, metal-free conditions.
American Chemical Society
Geraskina, Margarita R.; Juetten, Mark James; and Winter, Arthur, "Access to Aryl Mellitic Acid Esters through a Surprising Oxidative Esterification Reaction" (2014). Chemistry Publications. 146.