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Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society (BKCS)

ISSN 0253-2964(Print)
ISSN 1229-5949(Online)
Volume 31, Number 9
BKCSDE 31(9)
September 20, 2010 

 
Title
A Green Protocol for Catalytic Conversion of Epoxides to 1,2-Diacetoxy Esters with Phosphomolybdic Acid Alone or Its Supported on Silica Gel
Author
Behzad Zeynizadeh*, Leila Sadighnia
Keywords
Epoxide, 1,2-Diacetoxy esters, Phosphomolybdic acid, SiO2, Al2O3
Abstract
Catalytic conversion of structurally different epoxides to the corresponding 1,2-diacetoxy esters was carried out readily with phosphomolybdic acid alone or its supported on SiO2. The reactions were carried out under solvolytic or solvent free conditions within 5-15 min at room temperature. The product 1,2-diacetates were obtained in high to excellent yields. Supporting of phosphomolybdic acid on SiO2 showed the better catalytic activity than Al2O3. Conversion of optically pure R-(+)-styrene oxide to S-(+)-1,2-diacetoxy-1-phenylethane was carried with phosphomolybdic acid in high yield and stereospecificity.
Page
2644 - 2648
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