Diols: Synthesis and Reactions

Estelle Ballard (Editor)

Series: Chemistry Research and Applications
BISAC: SCI013040

Diols: Synthesis and Reactions discusses the applications of the gem-diol chemical group in organic synthesis and atmospheric processes, as well as their effects on odorant receptors and on the catalytic sites of enzymes.

Following this, the reactions of cyclophosphazenes are studied using numerous diols, leading to the formation of regioisomers; open chain, spiro, ansa and bridged-structures and their mixtures. This investigation has many advantages in terms of obtaining products with high yield, ease of isolation and high reactivity potential.

Additionally, the authors review the hydrogenation of cis-2-butene-1,4-diol over supported metal catalysts, with particular emphasis on the different reaction mechanisms. cis-2-Butene-1,4-diol is an interesting multifunctional substrate, chosen as a probe molecule to study the liquid phase hydrogenation of unsaturated diols due its versatility.

The closing chapter presents a global review of the level of molecular complexity that can be synthetized from accessible reagents: amines and diols. Acceptorless dehydrogenative condensations will also be explored in view of their applications in the synthesis of heterocycles.
(Imprint: Nova)



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Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The Chemistry and Applications of Gem-Diols
(Ayelén Florencia Crespi, Viviana Campo Dall’Orto and Juan Manuel Lázaro-Martínez, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Facultad de Farmacia y Bioquímica, Buenos Aires, Argentina)

Chapter 2. The Reactions of Cyclophosphazenes with Diols
(Serap Beşli, Ceylan Mutlu Balcı and Duygu Palabıyık, Department of Chemistry, Gebze Technical University, Kocaeli, Turkey)

Chapter 3. Cis-2-Butene-1,4-Diol as Probe for Studying Hydrogenation, Hydrogenolysis and Isomerization Reactions
(Maria Grazia Musolino, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Civile, dell’Energia, dell’Ambiente e dei Materiali, Università “Mediterranea” di Reggio Calabria, Reggio Calabria, Italy)

Chapter 4. Hydrogen Autotransfer Reactions with Diols
(Rafael Ballesteros-Garrido, Department of Organic Chemistry, University of Valencia, Burjassot, Valencia, Spain)


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