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