Mesoporous aluminosilicates efficiently catalyze the ring-opening of epoxides to produce ß-alkoxyalcohols in high yields under extremely mild reaction conditions. These materials also catalyze the corresponding Meinwald rearrangement in non-nucleophilic solvents to give aldehydes which can be trapped in situ to provide the corresponding acetals in an efficient tandem process.
|Pages (from-to)||2559 - 2564|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Apr 2009|
- meinwald rearrangement reactions
- mesoporous aluminosilicates