The Oxenoid Character of Metalated Hydroperoxides O(M)OR: Oxidation of Organometallic Compounds R′M′ to R′OH under Mild Conditions

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  • Prof. Dr. Gernot Boche,

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    1. Fachbereich Chemie der Universität, D-35032 Marburg (FRG), Telefax: Int. code + (6421)28-8917
    • Fachbereich Chemie der Universität, D-35032 Marburg (FRG), Telefax: Int. code + (6421)28-8917
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  • Ferdinand Bosold,

    1. Fachbereich Chemie der Universität, D-35032 Marburg (FRG), Telefax: Int. code + (6421)28-8917
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  • Dr. John C. W. Lohrenz

    1. Fachbereich Chemie der Universität, D-35032 Marburg (FRG), Telefax: Int. code + (6421)28-8917
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  • This work was supported by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (SFB 260) and the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie.

Abstract

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The oxygen analogues of carbenoids 1 and nitrenoids 2, namely the lithiated hydroperoxides 3, are more electrophilic than the corresponding nonlithiated derivatives. These “oxenoids” can convert organometallic compounds R′M′, including cuprates, into alcohols under mild conditions.

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