Monoozonolyses of dienes 2 in methanol gave in each case the corresponding unsaturated a-methoxy hydroperoxides 3. Capture of 2-alkyl- substituted cyclohexanone oxides by methanol was highly diastereoselective, thereby providing exclusively the hydroperoxides derived from attack by methanol from the less hindered face of the carbonyl oxide intermediates. Halonium ion-mediated reactions of the hydroperoxides 3 gave the novel methoxy- or hydroxy-migrated products, together with the expected halogen- substituted 1,2-dioxanes and/or 1,2-dioxepanes, the composition of the product mixture being a function of the halogenating agent utilized and the structure of 3.
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Organic Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - 25 Feb 2000|