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Facile Ring-Opening of Oxiranes by H2O2 Catalyzed by Phosphomolybdic Acid

Yun Li, Hong-Dong Hao and Yikang Wu*

*State Key Laboratory of Bioorganic and Natural Products Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 345 Lingling Road, Shanghai 200032, China, Email:

Y. Li, H.-D. Hao, Y. Wu, Org. Lett., 2009, 11, 2691-2694.

DOI: 10.1021/ol900811m


In the presence of catalytic amounts of phosphomolybdic acid (PMA), ethereal hydrogen peroxide reacted readily with a range of epoxides at ambient temperature, giving corresponding β-hydroxyhydroperoxides in good yields.

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Key Words

peroxides, hydrogen peroxide

ID: J54-Y2009-1910