Chloroacetate-Promoted Selective Oxidation of Heterobenzylic Methylenes under Copper Catalysis.

@inproceedings{Liu2015ChloroacetatePromotedSO,
  title={Chloroacetate-Promoted Selective Oxidation of Heterobenzylic Methylenes under Copper Catalysis.},
  author={Jianming Liu and Xin Zhang and Hong Yi and Chao Liu and Ren Liu and Heng Zhang and Kelei Zhuo and Aiwen Lei},
  year={2015}
}
The selective oxidation of heterocyclic substituted alkanes at the benzylic position is achieved by Cu(II)-catalyzed oxidation with molecular oxygen using ethyl chloroacetate as promotor.