Catalytic Dihydroxylation of Olefins with Hydrogen Peroxide: An Organic-Solvent- and Metal-Free System
Yoko Usui, Kazuhiko Sato*, Masato Tanaka
*Research Institute for Green Technology, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST), Tsukuba Central, Email: k.satoaist.go.jp
Y. Usui, K. Sato, M. Tanaka, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2003, 42, 5623-5625.
A clean and safe method for the dihydroxylation of alkenes under organic-solvent- and metal-free conditions was developed. The resin-supported sulfonic acid catalyst is easily recycled.
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