Facile Conversion of Epoxides to 1,2-Diacetates with NaOAc•3H2O/Ac2O System

Document Type: Research Note

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Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Urmia University, P.O. Box 5756151818 Urmia, I.R. IRAN

Abstract

  This study represents a highly efficient and regioselective ring-opening of epoxides with acetic anhydride in the presence of NaOAc·3H2O at solvent-free conditions. The ring-opening of different classes of epoxides were carried in oil bath (70-80 °C) to afford 1,2-diacetates in high to excellent yields

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