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Mild and Efficient Re(VII)-Catalyzed Synthesis of 1,1-Dihydroperoxides

Prasanta Ghorai and Patrick H. Dussault*

*Department of Chemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0304, Email:

P. Ghorai, P. H. Dussault, Org. Lett., 2008, 10, 4577-4579.

DOI: 10.1021/ol801859c (free Supporting Information)


Among various rhenium catalysts, Re2O7 in CH3CN is a remarkably efficient and mild catalyst for the peroxyacetalization of ketones, aldehydes, or acetals by H2O2 to generate 1,1-dihydroperoxides.

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Key Words

peroxides, hydrogen peroxide

ID: J54-Y2008-3000