In the presence of a bis(1,3-diketonato)cobalt(II) complex, various olefins are converted to the corresponding hydrated products according to the Markownikov rule on treatment with molecular oxygen in secondary alcohol (''oxidation-reduction hydration''). Removal of water formed during the hydration reaction, especially by azeotropic method, is remarkably effective to improve yields of the hydrated products based on the cobalt(II) catalyst as bis(trifluoroacetylacetonato)cobalt(II) (Co(tfa)2) or bis(2-ethoxycarbonyl-3-oxobutanalato)-cobalt(II) (Co(ecbo)2).
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan|
|Publication status||Published - 1990 Jun 22|
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