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Oxidation of Alkynes in Aqueous Media Catalyzed by Diphenyl Diselenide

Stefano Santoro, Benedetta Battistelli, Blerina Gjoka, Chun-wing Steven Si, Lorenzo Testaferri, Marcello Tiecco, Claudio Santi*

*Dipartimento di Chimica e Tecnologia del Farmaco, UniversitÓ di Perugia, Via del Liceo 1, 06123 Perugia, Italy, Email: santiunipg.it

S. Santoro, B. Battistelli, B. Gjoka, C.-w. S. Si, L. Testaferri, M. Tiecco, C. Santi, Synlett, 2010, 1402-1406.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0029-1219817


Abstract

Oxidation of alkynes using ammonium persulfate and diphenyl diselenide as catalyst in aqueous media leads to 1,2-unprotected dicarbonyl derivatives or to hemiacetals starting from terminal alkynes.


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Key Words

1,2-diketones, selenium, ammonium persulfate, oxidation, catalysis, alkynes, green chemistry, water chemistry


ID: J60-Y2010-1600