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Osmium on Chelate Resin: Nonvolatile Catalyst for the Synthesis of Diols from Alkenes

Yasunari Monguchi*, Fumika Wakayama, Hitoshi Takada, Yoshinari Sawama, Hironao Sajiki*

*Laboratory of Organic Chemistry, Gifu Pharmaceutical University, 1-25-4 Daigaku-nishi, Gifu 501-1196, Japan, Email:,

Y. Monguchi, F. Wakayma, H. Takada, Y. Sawama, H. Sajiki, Synlett, 2015, 26, 700-704.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0034-1379990


Osmium tetraoxide can be easily immobilized on a commercially available chelate resin DIAION CR11 in a methanol solution at room temperature. The resulting purple solid showed no volatility, and effectively catalyzed the oxidation of various alkenes to the corresponding diols.

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Key Words

chelate resin, diols, Upjohn dihydroxylation, osmium, oxidation, supported catalyst

ID: J60-Y2015