|Chapter 6: Reactions of Alkenes: Addition Reactions|
Epoxidation of Alkenes
|MECHANISM FOR REACTION OF ALKENES WITH PERACID|
|A single step reaction involving several
Start at the C=C as the nucleophile, make a bond to the slightly electrophilic O, break the weak O-O, make a new C=O ,break the original C=O to make a new O-H bond, break the original O-H to form the new C-O bond ! (phew !) bond to give the epoxide.
|© Dr. Ian Hunt, Department of Chemistry|