Efficient regio- and stereoselective ring opening of epoxides with alcohols, acetic acid and water catalyzed by ammonium decatungstocerate(IV)
Valiollah Mirkhani*, Shahram Tangestaninejad, Bahram Yadollahi and Ladan Alipanah
*Chemistry Department, Isfahan University, Isfahan 81746-73441, Iran, Email: mirkhanisci.ui.ac.ir
V. Mirkhani, S. Tangestaninejad, B. Yadollahi, L. Alipanah, Tetrahedron, 2003, 59, 8213-8218.
Epoxides can be cleaved in a regio- and stereoselective manner under neutral conditions with water, alcohols and acetic acid in the presence of catalytic amounts of decatungstocerate(IV) ion, affording the corresponding diols, β-alkoxy and β-acetoxy alcohols in high yields.
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