Broadly applicable synthesis of 1,2,4,5-tetraoxanes

Prasanta Ghorai, Patrick H. Dussault

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Re 2O 7 is a mild and efficient catalyst for the high-yielding condensation of 1,1-dihydroperoxides with ketones or aldehydes to form 1,2,4,5-tetraoxanes, including targets not easily prepared via existing methodology. When applied in tandem with a recently reported Re(VII)-catalyzed synthesis of 1,1-dihydroperoxides, the reaction provides a high-yielding one-pot conversion of ketones or aldehydes to tetraoxanes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-216
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry


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