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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.

Author

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

Translators

  • Dr. Guenter Grethe

Learning objective

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

Important Keywords in this Learning Unit

Oxidation