Carbon Tetrabromide: An Efficient Catalyst for Regioselective Ring Opening of Epoxides with Alcohols and Water
J. S. Yadav*, B. V. S. Reddy, K. Harikishan, Ch. Madan, A. V. Narsaiah
*Division of Organic Chemistry, Indian Institute of Chemical Technology, Hyderabad-500 007, India, Email: jsyadaviict.res.in
J. S. Yadav, B. V. S. Reddy, K. Harikishan, Ch. Madan, A. V. Narsaiah, Synthesis, 2005, 2897-2900.
Epoxides undergo rapid ring opening with a range of alcohols in the presence of catalytic amount of carbon tetrabromide under mild and convenient conditions to afford the corresponding β-alkoxy alcohols and 1,2-diols in high yields with high regioselectivity.
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