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The Discovery-Oriented Approach to Organic Chemistry. 7. Rearrangement of trans-Stilbene Oxide with Bismuth Trifluoromethanesulfonate and Other Metal Triflates
Journal of Chemical Education (2008)
  • Ram S. Mohan, Illinois Wesleyan University
  • James E. Christensen
  • Matthew G. Huddle
  • Jamie L. Rogers
  • Herbie Yung
Abstract

A microscale discovery-oriented experiment illustrating the rearrangement of trans-stilbene oxide using non-corrosive metal triflates as catalysts has been developed. The use of CDCl3 as the reaction solvent eliminates the need for any workup and avoids the use of highly toxic boron trifluoride etherate as a catalyst and additional reaction solvent.

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Publication Date
September, 2008
Citation Information
Ram S. Mohan, James E. Christensen, Matthew G. Huddle, Jamie L. Rogers, et al.. "The Discovery-Oriented Approach to Organic Chemistry. 7. Rearrangement of trans-Stilbene Oxide with Bismuth Trifluoromethanesulfonate and Other Metal Triflates" Journal of Chemical Education Vol. 85 Iss. 9 (2008)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/ram_mohan/2/