Wednesday, October 3, 2007

cleavage of double bond to diol

K2OsO4 can be used instead of OsO4, purple powder, easy to handle.
OsO4 dissolves in CCl4. very toxic.
don't use excess NMO. In my case, some unknown compound isolated if large excess NMO used. Since OsO4/oxone can cut double bond just as ozonolysis, not a surprise.

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