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The selective Baeyer-Villiger Oxidation of unsaturated ketones is definitely depends on the conditions used. I do not want to eloborate this fact any further because it was well documented in Waylander's answer. Howevr, so far into the literature suggest that use of peracids in presence of unsaturation in the substrate ketone is not a good idea. The quote "...


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The answer appears to be "it depends" (perhaps this should not surprise an experienced organic chemist). According to the abstract of the paper by Mendelovici and Glotter [1] in steroid chemistry: Treatment of 3β- and 3α-hydroxy-(acetoxy-)cholest-4-en-6-one and of 6β-and 6α-hydroxy-(acetoxy-)cholest-4-en-3-one with MCPBA gives two types of product, ...


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Almost all allylic oxidation reactions have been using metal catalysts such as chromium, selenium, copper, etc. because it is relatively easy to abstract hydrogen radical from allylic position and metals are well known for doing so with or without single electron transfer (SET). This fact is well documented in the review published in 2013 (Ref.1), the ...


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The oxidation of alkenes with t-butyl peroxybenzoate in acetonitrile or benzene in the presence of copper compounds has been reported by Levina and Mazart, Tetrahedron Asymmetry 6 147 (1995) e.g. cyclohexene to the allylic benzoate in 59% yield. Similar oxidations of alkenes using t-butyl peroxybenzoate with catalytic amounts of bisoxazoline copper ...


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