Prévost reaction

What is Prévost reaction?

The Prévost reaction is a chemical process that involves the hydroxylation of olefins using iodine and silver benzoate in an anhydrous solvent. The resulting products are trans-glycols.

Prévost reaction
Prévost reaction

References

C. Prévost, “Iodo-Silver Benzoate and Its Use in the Oxidation of Ethylene Derivatives into α-Glycols” Compt. Rend. 196, 1129-1131 (1933)

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