The Wacker reaction and related alkene oxidation reactions

James M. Takacs, Xun Tian Jiang

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Abstract

The objective of this review is to survey the current state of the Wacker and related alkene oxidation reactions focusing on the reactions of higher alkenes and emphasizing the mechanistic pictures that have evolved, the current understanding regarding issues of selectivity, recent applications of the chemistry in synthesis, and the use of other transition metal analysis to effect related oxidation reactions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)369-396
Number of pages28
JournalCurrent Organic Chemistry
Volume7
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry

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