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Aerobic Acetoxyhydroxylation of Alkenes Co-catalyzed by Organic Nitrite and Palladium

Xian-Min Chen, Xiao-Shan Ning and Yan-Biao Kang*

*Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, Anhui 230026, China, Email:

X.-M. Chen, X.-S. Ning, Y.-B. Kang, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 5368-5371.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.6b02743

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An aerobic acetoxyhydroxylation of alkenes is cooperatively catalyzed by organic nitrite and palladium at room temperature using clean and cheap air as the sole oxidant. Various vicinal diols, diacetoxyalkanes, and dihalogenoalkanes have been synthesized.

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Key Words

dihydroxylation, oxygen

ID: J54-Y2016