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Hydration of Alkenes

ChemieOrganische ChemieAlkene

In this learning unit the synthesis of alcohols by addition of water to alkenes is described. Possibilities to control the regioselectivity of the hydration of alkenes are explained.


  • Dr. Uwe Höfker
  • Prof. Dr. Gregor Fels


  • Dr. Carsten Biele
  • Prof. Dr. Gregor Fels

Learning objective

  • Addition of water to alkenes.

Important Keywords in this Learning Unit

alkene, hydroboration, oxymercuration, rearrangement