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Letters in Organic Chemistry


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

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 and Fabio Simonelli

Volume 1, Issue 1, 2004

Page: [47 - 49] Pages: 3

DOI: 10.2174/1570178043488824


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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