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Gold(I)-Catalyzed Oxidative Cleavage of a C-C Double Bond in Water

Dong Xing, Bingtao Guan, Guixin Cai, Zhao Fang, Liping Yang and Zhangjie Shi*

*Key Laboratory of Bioorganic Chemistry and Molecular Engineering of Ministry of Education, College of Chemistry, Peking University, Beijing 100871, China, Email:

D. Xing, B. Guan, G. Cai, Z. Fang, L. Yang, Z. Shi, Org. Lett., 2006, 8, 693-696.

DOI: 10.1021/ol052830t


A gold(I)-catalyzed oxidative cleavage of alkenes with tert-butyl hydrogenperoxide (TBHP) as the oxidant in the presence of neocuproine afforded ketones or aldehydes as products.

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Key Words

oxidative cleavage, tert-butyl hydrogenperoxide

ID: J54-Y2006-530