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Didehydroxylation with Rhenium

Posted by naturalproductman on July 29, 2010

Dihydroxylations of olefins is a common technique to make 1,2-diols – however, recently in JACS, the Bergman and Ellman team have published on the reverse reaction using a rhenium catalyst.

didehydroxylation

JACS paper

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