Dihydroxylation of Olefins with Potassium Permanganate Catalyzed by Imidazolium Salt
Imran Khan, Zhi-Bin Luo *, Anil Valeru, Yin Xu, Bin Liu, Bhavanarushi Sangepu, Ji-Min Xie*
*School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Jiangsu University, Zhenjiang, 212013, P. R. of China, Email: luozbujs.edu.cn, xiejmujs.edu.cn
I. Khan, Z.-B. Luo, A. Valeru, Y. Xu, B. Liu, B. Sangepu, J.-M. Xie, Synthesis, 2018, 50, 1815-1819.
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1591763 (free Supporting Information)
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An efficient and cost-effective cis-dihydroxylation reaction of acrylate derivatives in acetone with an imidazolium salt as catalyst and KMnO4 as the oxidant provides dihydroxylated products without overoxidation. This non-aqueous protocol is highly suitable for the large-scale preparation of cis-dihydroxylated compounds.
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