Chapter 3.3. Rearrangements of Cyclopropanes and Epoxides

  1. Prof. Philippe Renaud1 and
  2. Prof. Mukund P. Sibi2
  1. Andreas Gansäuer and
  2. Marianna Pierobon

Published Online: 26 MAR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9783527618293.ch36

Radicals in Organic Synthesis

Radicals in Organic Synthesis

How to Cite

Gansäuer, A. and Pierobon, M. (2001) Rearrangements of Cyclopropanes and Epoxides, in Radicals in Organic Synthesis (eds P. Renaud and M. P. Sibi), Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH, Weinheim, Germany. doi: 10.1002/9783527618293.ch36

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Universite de Fribourg, Institut de Chimie Organique, Pérolles, CH-1700 Fribourg, Switzerland

  2. 2

    Department of Chemistry, North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND 58105, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 26 MAR 2008
  2. Published Print: 29 MAR 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9783527301607

Online ISBN: 9783527618293



  • cyclopropanes;
  • epoxides;
  • organic synthesis;
  • thiyl radical;
  • vinylcylohexanones


The prelims comprise:

  • Introduction

  • Ring Opening of Cyclopropanes and Epoxides in Free-Radical Chemistry

  • Opening of Epoxides via Electron Transfer from Low-Valent Metal Complexes