Organic selenoxides as oxidants in osmium tetroxide catalyzed oxidation of olefins to glycols

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  • Bryant D
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Olefins are catalytically oxidized to glycols by osmium tetroxide in the presence of organic selenoxide cooxidants. Glycols were obtained in good yields from mono-, di-, tri- and tetrasubstituted olefins. © 1981.

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  • A. G. Abatjoglou

  • D. R. Bryant

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