# Is it possible to oxidize ether to ester?

Is it possible to synthesize an ester from an ether in a single step? For example if I had an ether $\ce{(R-CH2-OR')}$, can I oxidize it so it will be an ester $\ce{(R-CO-OR')}$.

$$\ce{R-CH2-O-CH2-R + BrO3- ->[H+][H2O; {r.t.}] R-CO-O-CH2-R + Br^-}$$
Hydrolysis of the formed ester leads to an undesired byproduct: the free acid $\ce{RCOOH}$. In addition to that byproduct, overoxidation of the substrate can also happen, leading to anhydrides or even $\ce{CO2}$.