Water as Reaction Medium in the Synthetic Processes Involving Epoxides

  • Daniela Lanari
  • Oriana Piermatti
  • Ferdinando Pizzo
  • Luigi Vaccaro
Chapter

Abstract

There is much chemistry between water and epoxide. This contribution deals with the use of water in processes based on the epoxide ring opening. Reported examples highlight the role of water not as a simple substitution of the organic medium or as an exotic option to claim the greenness of a process, but also show the role of this medium for reaching the highest chemical efficiency. The peculiar properties of water have allowed to realize processes that sometimes cannot even be performed in other reaction media.

Keywords

Ring Opening Styrene Oxide Cyclohexene Oxide Dioctyl Sulfosuccinate Vinyl Sulfide 
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Notes

Acknowledgments

We gratefully acknowledge the Ministero dell’Istruzione, dell’Università e della Ricerca (MIUR) and the Università degli Studi di Perugia within the projects “Firb–Futuro in Ricerca” (prot. n. RBFR08TTWW and prot. n. RBFR08J78Q), PRIN 2008 for financial support.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniela Lanari
    • 1
  • Oriana Piermatti
    • 1
  • Ferdinando Pizzo
    • 1
  • Luigi Vaccaro
    • 1
  1. 1.Laboratory of Green Synthetic Organic Chemistry, CEMIN–Dipartimento di ChimicaUniversità di PerugiaPerugiaItaly

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