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Simple Epoxide Formation for the Organic Laboratory Using Oxone
Journal of Chemical Education (2004)
  • John Esteb, Butler University
Abstract

We present an epoxide formation experiment for a second-semester organic chemistry laboratory. This oxidation utilizes Oxone, a commercially available oxidizing agent, in the industrially relevant process of epoxide formation. The oxidant performing the oxidation is dimethyldioxirane, which is formed in situ. This experiment demonstrates a simple synthesis of an epoxide and formation of a secondary oxidizing agent.

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2004
Citation Information
John Esteb. "Simple Epoxide Formation for the Organic Laboratory Using Oxone" Journal of Chemical Education Vol. 81 Iss. 7 (2004)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/john_esteb/11/