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Synthesis of a Benzo[b]furyl (+)-Norcamphor-Derived Hydroperoxide: Study of the Activity as an Oxidant in Asymmetric Epoxidations

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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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Keywords: (+)-norcamphor; Optically pure alkyl hydroperoxides; allylic alcohols; asymmetric epoxidation; α,β-enones

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2008-04-01

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