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A Safe, Efficient Method of Oxidatively Cleaving Olefins to Selectively Produce Aldehydes, Carboxylic Acids, Esters, or Ketones

IntroductionOxidative cleavage of olefins is a powerful synthetic method for producing a range of desired organic compounds and is often used, for example, by the pharmaceutical industry and the petroleum industry. Current methods rely on oxidants, such as potassium permanganate and sodium periodate, or ozonolysis. There are serious drawbacks to these...
Published: 9/24/2010   |   Inventor(s): Babak Borhan, Benjamin Travis, Jennifer Schomaker
Keywords(s): Alkene, Carboxylic Acids, Osmium-Assisted Catalyst, Ozonolysis Category(s): Chemicals, Materials