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AIBN-Catalyzed Oxidative Cleavage of gem-Disubstituted Alkenes with O2 as an Oxidant

Guang-Zu Wang, Xing-Long Li, Jian-Jun Dai* and Hua-Jian Xu*

*School of Medical Engineering and Key Laboratory of Advanced Functional Materials and Devices, Hefei University of Technology, Hefei 230009, Anhui Province, P. R. China, Email:,

G.-Z. Wang, X.-L. Li, J.-J. Dai, H.-J. Xu, J. Org. Chem., 2014, 79, 7220-7225.

DOI: 10.1021/jo501203a

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In a 2,2-azobis(isobutyronitrile)-catalyzed oxidative cleavage of gem-disubstituted alkenes with molecular oxygen as the oxidant, carbonyl compounds were obtained as the desired products in high yield under mild conditions.

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Key Words

Cleavage of Alkenes, Oxygen

ID: J42-Y2014