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Molecule-induced homolysis ofN-hydroxyphthalimide (NHPI) by peracids and dioxirane. A new, simple, selective aerobic radical epoxidation of alkenes

Authors
Journal
Tetrahedron Letters
0040-4039
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Volume
47
Issue
9
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2005.12.089
Keywords
  • N-Hydroxyphthalimide
  • Epoxides
  • Alkenes
  • Peracids

Abstract

Abstract Evidences are reported concerning the molecule-induced homolysis of NHPI by peracids and dioxirane; their combination can be utilized for the aerobic free-radical epoxidation of alkenes with selectivity quite different from the well-known epoxidation by peracids.

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