Electronic effects in the reactions of olefins with permanganate ion and with osmium tetroxide

H. B. Henbest, W. R. Jackson, B. C G Robb

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The oxidation of olefins (alicyclic compounds and stilbenes) by permanganate ion is accelerated by electron-attracting substituents, but these groups retard the reactions of the olefins with osmium tetroxide. For the stibene oxidations, approximate ρ values obtained were: 0.65 for the permanganate reactions in aqueous dioxan and -0.55 for the osmium tetroxide reactions in dioxan.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)803-807
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society B: Physical Organic
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1966
Externally publishedYes

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