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Perhydrolysis in Ethereal H2O2 Mediated by MoO2(acac)2: Distinct Chemoselectivity between Ketones, Ketals, and Epoxides

Xiaosheng An, Qinghong Zha, Yikang Wu*

*State Key Laboratory of Bioorganic and Natural Products Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, 345 Lingling Road, Shanghai 200032, China, Email:

X. An, Q. Zha, Y. Wu, Org. Lett., 2019, 21, 1542-1546.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.9b00425

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Ketones, ketals, and epoxides can be converted to the corresponding hydroperoxides in high yields and with high chemoselectivity by reaction with ethereal H2O2 in the presence of a catalytic amount of MoO2(acac)2.

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Key Words

peroxides, hydrogen peroxide

ID: J54-Y2019