zum Directory-modus

Dihydroxylation of Alkenes

ChemieOrganische ChemieOxidationsreaktionen

This learning unit describes the mechanism of the cis-dihydroxylation of alkenes with both osmium tetroxide and potassium permanganate. The applications and practical setup is explained in detail.


  • Prof. Dr. Rainer Herges
  • Dr. Torsten Winkler


  • Dr. Guenter Grethe

Learning objective

  • Knowledge of mechanisms, applications and practical setup of the dihydroxylation of alkenes

Important Keywords in this Learning Unit