The present paper investigates the action of di-tertiary butyl chromate (TBC) - a Cr(VI) based oxidant - on ethylacetoacetate with following aims: (a) Whether degradation occurs along with oxidation? (b) Whether Cr in reduced state enters into complexation with the oxidised fragments or with the unreacted substrate itself? (c) Whether the oxidation is selective i.e., does arresting the reaction at different stages (by taking different substrate: TBC molar ratios) result into same product or not.
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K. Akhtar, R. Ranjan, M. Alam. Oxidative Degradtion and Associated Complexation of Ethylacetoacetate by Cr (VI) Based Oxidant. Asian J. Research Chem. 5(2): February 2012; Page 191-192.