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Numerous synthetic protocols for producing syn-diols from the corresponding alkenes have been developed and published over recent years. It is the intent of the following tutorial review to present a concise summary of the main methods used to prepare syn-diol fragments directly from alkene precursors, and that do not make use of osmium oxo complexes as catalysts.

Original publication

DOI

10.1039/b923880h

Type

Journal article

Journal

Chem Soc Rev

Publication Date

01/2011

Volume

40

Pages

114 - 128

Keywords

Alkenes, Hydroxylation, Iron, Manganese, Metals, Osmium, Oxidation-Reduction, Palladium, Ruthenium