Rapid ring-opening reactions of epoxides using microwave irradiation

Christian Torborg, David D. Hughes, Richard Buckle, Mathew W. C. Robinson, Mark C. Bagley, Andrew E. Graham*

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Copper tetrafluoroborate catalyzes the ring-opening of epoxides with primary, secondary, and tertiary alcohols in short reaction times under microwave irradiation to give β-alkoxyalcohol products in excellent yields. 

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-211
Number of pages7
JournalSynthetic Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008


  • β-alkoxyalcohols
  • Copper tetrafluoroborate
  • Microwave irradiation


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