Ring-Opening Reactions of Epoxides Catalyzed by Molybdenum(VI) Dichloride Dioxide
Kandasamy Jeyakumar, Dillip Kumar Chand*
*Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600 036, India, Email: dillipiitm.ac.in
K. Jeyakumar, D. K. Chand, Synthesis, 2008, 807-819.
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Transformation of epoxides to β-alkoxy alcohols, acetonides, and α-alkoxy ketones is achieved by using molybdenum(VI) dichloride dioxide (MoO2Cl2) as a catalyst. Alcohol, aldehyde, oxime, tosyl, and tert-butyldimethylsilyl functional groups are tolerated during the methanolysis and acetonidation of the functionalized epoxides.
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