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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

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