Osmium-free direct syn-dihydroxylation of alkenes.

Chemical Society reviews (2010-11-05)
Carole J R Bataille, Timothy J Donohoe

Numerous synthetic protocols for producing syn-diols from the corresponding alkenes have been developed and published over recent years. It is the intent of the following tutorial review to present a concise summary of the main methods used to prepare syn-diol fragments directly from alkene precursors, and that do not make use of osmium oxo complexes as catalysts.

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Osmium, powder, 99.9% trace metals basis