Electrophilic activation of hydrogen peroxide: Selective oxidation reactions in perfluorinated alcohol solvents

Karine Neimann, Ronny Neumann

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The catalytic electrophilic activation of hydrogen peroxide with transition metal compounds toward reaction with nucleophiles is a matter of very significant research and practical interest. We have now found that use of perfluorinated alcoholic solvents such as 1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluoro-2-propanol in the absence of catalysts allowed electrophilic activation of hydrogen peroxide toward epoxidation of alkenes and the Baeyer-Villiger oxidation of ketones.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2861-2863
Number of pages3
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number18
Publication statusPublished - Sep 7 2000


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  • Molecular Medicine

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