Document Type: Research Note
Department of Chemistry, Siraz University, Zip code 71454, Shiraz, I.R. IRAN
Structurally different trimethyl silyl ethers are oxidized with Bu4/NIO4 in the presence of AlCl3 and BF3 as catalysts in CH3CN and CHCl3 under reflux conditions. The corresponding carbonyl compounds are isolated in good yields.