α-Halo ethers used in the protection of alcohols for the years 2012 - 2014 have been reviewed.
The conditions for formation and cleavage of protected alcohols are presented in tables. The α-halo ethers that have been reviewed are: benzyloxymethyl chloride (BOMCl), ethoxymethyl chloride
(EOMCl), 2-methoxyethoxymethyl chloride (MEMCl), methoxymethyl bromide (MOMBr),
methoxymethyl chloride (MOMCl) and 2-(trimethylsilyl)ethoxymethyl chloride (SEMCl).
Keywords: Acetals, protecting reagents, protection of alcohols, α-Halo ethers.
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