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CO2 as a protecting group?

Posted by naturalproductman on August 20, 2014

Arjan Kleij and co-workers from ICIQ in Spain have reported in ACIE on the use of carbon dioxide as a protecting group for cis-diols arising from epoxides using an iron or aluminum aminotriphenolate complex to make the carbonate from the epoxide.

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ACIE paper

Posted in Methodology, New Types, Protecting Groups | 2 Comments »