Mild manganese(III) acetate catalyzed allylic oxidation: Application to simple and complex alkenes

Tony K.M. Shing, Ying Yeung Yeung, Pak L. Su

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Manganese(III) acetate catalyzed allylic oxidation of alkenes to the corresponding enones was investigated, showing excellent regioselectivity and chemoselectivity (functional group compatibility). Δ5-Steroids were transformed into bioactive Δ5-en-7-ones under a nitrogen atmosphere, whereas simple alkenes were converted into the corresponding enones under an oxygen atmosphere in good yields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3149-3151
Number of pages3
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number14
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jul 6


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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