A new entry to sonochemical/efficient agitation switching: alkene formation through epoxide deoxygenation
2014-01-09T16:08:55Z (GMT) by
'Sonochemical switching' whereby the pathway of a reaction is changed under sonication conditions was first reported by Ando, and in fact could just be the consequence of efficient agitation. We herein report a new addition to this switching phenomenon in which epoxides are converted to cyclic carbonates by addition of CO under standard heating/electrolysis conditions but are 'switched' to alkenes under deoxygenating sonochemical conditions. © Georg Thieme Verlag.