Microwave-Accelerated Epoxidation of α,β-Unsaturated Ketones with Urea- Hydrogen Peroxide

Author(s): Alcindo A. dos Santos, Edison P. Wendler, Francisco de A. Marques, Fabio Simonelli.

Journal Name: Letters in Organic Chemistry

Volume 1 , Issue 1 , 2004

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The reaction time needed to perform the epoxidation of several α, β-unsaturated ketones with ureahydrogen peroxide were substantially reduced by means of microwave irradiation. This environmental friendly protocol showed to be very useful, especially to effect the epoxidation of sterically hindered substrates.

Keywords: unsaturated ketones, urea-hydrogen peroxide, epoxidation, microwave irradiation

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Year: 2004
Page: [47 - 49]
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.2174/1570178043488824

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