Advances in the synthesis of acyclic peroxides
O'Sullivan, Timothy P.
Gupta, Manoj K.
Horgan, Conor C.
O'Leary, Eileen M.
Royal Society of Chemistry
Peroxide-containing compounds are an attractive synthetic target, given their widespread abundance in nature, with many displaying potent antimalarial and antimicrobial properties. This review summarises the many developments in the synthesis of acyclic peroxides, with a particular focus on the past 20 years, and seeks to update organic chemists about these new approaches. The synthetic methodologies have been subdivided into metal-catalysed reactions, organocatalytic reactions, direct oxidation reactions, miscellaneous reactions and enzymatic routes to acyclic peroxides.
Acyclic peroxides , Synthesis , Synthetic methodologies
Gandhi, H., O'Reilly, K., Gupta, M. K., Horgan, C., O'Leary, E. M. and O'Sullivan, T. P. (2017) 'Advances in the synthesis of acyclic peroxides', RSC Advances, 7(32), pp. 19506-19556. doi:10.1039/C6RA28489B