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Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society (BKCS)

ISSN 0253-2964(Print)
ISSN 1229-5949(Online)
Volume 32, Number 2
BKCSDE 32(2)
February 20, 2011 

Fast, Efficient and Regioselective Conversion of Epoxides to β-Hydroxy Thiocyanates with NH4SCN/Zeolite Molecular Sieve 4 Å under Solvent-Free Conditions
Ronak Eisavi, Behzad Zeynizadeh*, Mohammad Mehdi Baradarani
Epoxide, Zeolite molecular sieve 4 Å, β-Hydroxy thiocyanate, NH4SCN
Solvent-free conversion of various epoxides to their corresponding β-hydroxy thiocyanates was carried out successfully with NH4SCN/zeolite molecular sieve 4 Å system at room temperature. The reactions were completed within 2 - 7 min to give thiocyanohydrins with perfect regioselectivity and isolated yields. Moreover, the zeolite can be reused for several times without losing its activity.
630 - 634
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