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2-Hydroxylation of 1,3-Diketones with Atmospheric Oxygen

Zheng Li*, Tianpeng Li, Jiasheng Li, Lili He, Xianggui Jia, Jingya Yang

*College of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Northwest Normal University, Lanzhou, Gansu 730070, P. R. of China, Email:

Z. Li, T. Li, J. Li, L. He, X. Jia, J. Yang, Synlett, 2015, 26, 2863-2865.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1560647


An efficient method for the 2-hydroxylation of 1,3-diketones by using inexpensive atmospheric oxygen as an oxidant under transition-metal-free and ecofriendly conditions provides products in high yields.

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Key Words

diketones, hydroxylations, oxidations, green chemistry, oxygen

ID: J60-Y2015