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Selective isomerization of aryl substituted epoxides to aldehydes via iron Lewis acid catalysis

Authors
Journal
Tetrahedron Letters
0040-4039
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
39
Issue
18
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/s0040-4039(98)00371-2

Abstract

Abstract The iron Lewis acid [(η 5-C 5H 5)Fe(CO) 2(THF)] +BF 4 − ( 2) catalyzes the ring opening isomerization of aryl substituted epoxides ( 1) to aldehydes ( 3) in excellent yield.

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