Sodium Chlorite as an Efficient Oxidant and Hydroxy Ion Pump in Osmium-Catalyzed Asymmetric Dihydroxylation
Mikko H. Junttila and Osmo E. O. Hormi*
*Department of Chemistry, University of Oulu, P.O. Box 3000, FIN-90014 Oulu, Finland, Email: osmo.hormioulu.fi
M. H. Junttila, O. E. O. Hormi, J. Org. Chem., 2004, 69, 4816-4820.
DOI: 10.1021/jo0496749 (free Supporting Information)
Sodium chlorite is an efficient stoichiometric oxidant in Sharpless asymmetric dihydroxylation. The conversion of styrene was achieved twice as fast as in the established Sharpless K3[Fe(CN)6] dihydroxylation. Eight olefins were dihydroxylated to corresponding vicinal diols with yields and ees as good as those reported in the literature for other similar processes.
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M. H. Junttila, O. O. E. Hormi, J. Org. Chem., 2009, 74, 3038-3047.