Synthesis and antibacterial activities of cyclodimers of styrene oxides

Ofentse Mazimba, Ishmael B. Masesane, Runner R.T. Majinda

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)299-304
Number of pages5
JournalBulletin of the Chemical Society of Ethiopia
Publication statusPublished - 2011


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