Copper(II) tetrafluroborate-promoted Meinwald rearrangement reactions of epoxides

Mathew W. C. Robinson, Kathryn S. Pillinger, Ian Mabbett, David A. Timms, Andrew E. Graham

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Epoxides undergo a highly efficient Meinwald rearrangement in the presence of catalytic quantities of copper(II) tetrafluoroborate to give carbonyl compounds in high yields and with excellent selectivity. The low toxicity and ease of handling of this reagent make it an attractive alternative to the more corrosive or costly Lewis acids frequently employed. 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8377-8382
Number of pages6
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number43
Publication statusPublished - 23 Oct 2010


  • Copper(II) tetrafluoroborate
  • Lewis acid catalyst
  • Meinwald rearrangement
  • Nanoporous aluminosilicates


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