Synfacts 2005(1): 0162-0162  
DOI: 10.1055/s-2005-872132
Metal-Mediated Synthesis
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Base-Promoted Dimerization of Terminal Epoxides

Contributor(s): Paul Knochel, Andrei Gavryushin
D. M. Hodgson*, C. D. Bray, N. D. Kindon
University of Oxford, UK
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Publication Date:
21 September 2005 (online)


This is a simple procedure for the preparation of not so easily available 2-ene-1,4-diols from terminal epoxides with retention of chirality. Reduction of the double bond gives synthetically important chiral saturated 1,4-diols.