Atom-Efficient Oxidation of Alkenes with Molecular Oxygen: Synthesis of Diols.
Journal - Angewandte Chemie (International ed. in English)
Dihydroxylations of simple alkenes were carried out for the first time in excellent yields and selectivities with molecular oxygen as oxidant [(Eq. (a)]. Both oxygen atoms are used productively and are incorporated into the product in this transition metal catalyzed alkene oxidation.