An Efficient Method for the Chemoselective Preparation of Benzoylated 1,2-Diols from Epoxides
A. Khalafi-Nezhad*, M. N. Soltani Rad, A. Khoshnood
*Department of Chemistry, College of Science, Shiraz University, Shiraz 71454, Iran, Email: khalafichem.susc.ac.ir
A. Khalafi-Nezhad, M. N. Soltani Rad, A. Khoshnood, Synthesis, 2003, 2552-2558.
A very efficient and highly regioselective ring-opening reaction of epoxides with benzoic acid and its derivatives in the presence of cat. amount of tetrabutylammonium bromide (TBAB) in anhydrous acetonitrile gave selectively protected diols.
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