Reaction of cyclic sulfates of vic-diols with sodium hydroxide in THF-MeOH produced the corresponding epoxides in excellent isolated yields at room temperature. Cyclic sulfates of trans-diols gave cis-epoxides, and cyclic sulfates of cis-diols afforded trans-epoxides exclusively. Various cyclic sulfates of vic-diols can be converted into the epoxides under the conditions.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Organic Chemistry