# The key role of water in the heterogeneous permanganate oxidation of $\omega$-hydroxy alkenes

Baskaran, Sundarababu and Islam, Imadul and Vankar, Padma S and Chandrasekaran, Srinivasan (1990) The key role of water in the heterogeneous permanganate oxidation of $\omega$-hydroxy alkenes. In: Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications, 23 . pp. 1670-1671.

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## Abstract

Potassium permanganate–copper sulphate in dichloromethane in the presence of a catalytic amount of water effects a smooth oxidative cyclization of $\omega$-hydroxy alkenes to $\omega$-lactones in good yields with the net loss of one or more carbon atoms in the process.

Item Type: Journal Article Copyright of this article belongs to Royal Society of Chemistry heterogeneous permanganate oxidation;hydroxy alkenes;Potassium permanganate;copper sulphate;dichloromethane;lactones Division of Chemical Sciences > Organic Chemistry 17 Dec 2007 19 Sep 2010 04:41 http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/12509