The use of bismuth(III) acetate in ’Wet’ and ’Dry’ prevost reactions

Robert W. Trainor, Glen B. Deacon, W. Roy Jackson, Nunzio Giunta

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Cis-Diol and trans-diol derivativescan be prepared from alkenes by reaction with iodine and bismuth(III) acetate in’wet’ and ’dry’ acetic acid, respectively.Reactions using lesser amounts of bismuth(III)acetate under ’dry’ conditions give iodo acetates and under ’wet’ conditions a mixture of iodohydrins and iodo ethers.Comparison of these reactions with those promoted by silver, copper, mercuryand thallium salts is included.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1265-1280
Number of pages16
JournalAustralian Journal of Chemistry
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1992

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