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11.3: Baeyer-Villiger Rearrangement

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  • The Baeyer-Villiger rearrangement is the conversion of a ketone to an ester via the insertion of an oxygen atom next to the carbonyl.

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    The reaction involves initial addition of a peroxide to the carbonyl carbon. The resulting adduct undergoes rearrangement to form the ester.

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    Exercise \(\PageIndex{1}\)

    Predict the products of the following Baeyer-Villiger reactions.

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    Answer

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