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Letters in Organic Chemistry

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ISSN (Print): 1570-1786
ISSN (Online): 1875-6255

Synthesis of a Benzo[b]furyl (+)-Norcamphor-Derived Hydroperoxide: Study of the Activity as an Oxidant in Asymmetric Epoxidations

Author(s): Alessandra Lattanzi, Giovanna Botta and Arrigo Scettri

Volume 5 , Issue 3 , 2008

Page: [205 - 208] Pages: 4

DOI: 10.2174/157017808783955853

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Abstract

Starting from easily available (+)-norcamphor and according to an established approach, the 2-benzo[b]furyl hydroperoxide exo-5 was obtained in 58% overall yield. In order to ascertain the impact of the modification on the activity of this chiral oxidant, a study was carried out employing it in the asymmetric epoxidation of an allylic alcohol and α,β- enones.

Keywords: Optically pure alkyl hydroperoxides, asymmetric epoxidation, allylic alcohols, α,β-enones, (+)-norcamphor


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