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Metal-free syn-dioxygenation of alkenes

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Reactions employing inexpensive reagents from sustainable sources and with low toxicity are becoming increasingly desirable from an academic and industrial perspective. A fascinating example of a synthetic transformation that requires development of alternative procedures is the osmium catalysed dihydroxylation. Recently there has been considerable interest in achieving this reaction through metal-free procedures. This review describes the methods available for metal-free syn-dioxygenation of alkenes.

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The article was received on 09 Dec 2012, accepted on 10 Jan 2013 and first published on 11 Jan 2013

Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C3OB27387C
Org. Biomol. Chem., 2013,11, 1434-1440
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    Metal-free syn-dioxygenation of alkenes

    M. J. Rawling and N. C. O. Tomkinson, Org. Biomol. Chem., 2013, 11, 1434
    DOI: 10.1039/C3OB27387C

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