Naturalproductman’s Blog

Hey, is that a natural product?!

Diacyl peroxide + Olefin = Alkyl-ester + CO2

Posted by naturalproductman on January 21, 2016

Hongli Bao and co-workers from the Chinese Academy of Sciences have reported in Organic Letters on a copper catalyzed reaction that adds an ester group and an R group across an olefin using a diacyl peroxide. To make these daily peroxides (which are potentially explosive), they treated acyl chlorides with hydrogen peroxide.


OL paper

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: