Woodward cis-hydroxylation

What is Woodward cis-hydroxylation?

The Woodward cis-hydroxylation is a chemical reaction that introduces a hydroxyl group to an olefin, resulting in the formation of cis-glycols. This process involves the use of iodine and silver acetate in wet acetic acid. The resulting cis-hydroxyl group is characterized by the specific arrangement of atoms in which the hydroxyl group (-OH) is located on the same side of the molecule as a double bond.

Woodward cis-hydroxylation
Woodward cis-hydroxylation

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