Metal-free syn-dioxygenation of alkenes

Michael Rawling, Nick Tomkinson

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Reactions employing inexpensive reagents from sustainable sources and with low toxicity are becoming increasingly desirable from an academic and industrial perspective. A fascinating example of a synthetic transformation that requires development of alternative procedures is the osmium catalysed dihydroxylation. Recently there has been considerable interest in achieving this reaction through metal-free procedures. This review describes the methods available for metal-free syn-dioxygenation of alkenes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1434-1440
Number of pages7
JournalOrganic and Biomolecular Chemistry
Issue number9
Early online date11 Jan 2013
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • metal-free
  • syn-dioxygenation
  • alkenes


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