Synthesis of a Benzo[b]furyl (+)-Norcamphor-Derived Hydroperoxide: Study of the Activity as an Oxidant in Asymmetric Epoxidations
Starting from easily available (+)-norcamphor and according to an established approach, the 2-benzo[b]furyl hydroperoxide exo-5 was obtained in 58% overall yield. In order to ascertain the impact of the modification on the activity of this chiral oxidant, a study was carried out employing it in the asymmetric epoxidation of an allylic alcohol and α,β- enones.
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Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2008-04-01
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