A simple synthetic procedure for preparation of 1,4-dioxanes or 1,3-dioxolanes from styrene oxides is described. Electron-donating groups on the aromatic ring of the styrene oxides were found to favour formation of 1,4-dioxanes while electron-withdrawing groups favoured formation of 1,3-dioxolanes. Antibacterial activities of the prepared cyclodimers are reported.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Ethiopia|
|Publication status||Published - 2011|
Mazimba, O., Masesane, I. B., & Majinda, R. R. T. (2011). Synthesis and antibacterial activities of cyclodimers of styrene oxides. Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Ethiopia, 25, 299-304. http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/bcse.v25i2.65907