5-Hydroperoxycarbonylphthalimide: a new reagent for epoxidation

  • P. James A
  • Phillip Sankey J
  • A. W. Johnstone R
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Peroxycarboxylic acids, widely used for epoxidation in industry and general research, have various drawbacks, such as difficulty of preparation in a pure state, cost and the possibly ring-opening of the product epoxides due to acid-catalysed reactions; a new reagent, 5-hydroperoxycarbonylphthalimide, overcomes these problems.

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  • Alun P. James

  • J Phillip Sankey

  • Robert A. W. Johnstone

  • Moya McCarron

  • Brian Trenbirth

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