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Regioselective epoxide opening

Posted by naturalproductman on October 23, 2011

Pilar López-Ram-de-Víu and co-workers have reported in Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry on an epoxide opening reaction using a Grignard reagent – and the regioselectivity is switched when they use it in the presence of copper bromide.

epoxide

OBC paper

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