Retinoic acid underwent autoxidation in 90% ethanol at 25-85.5 °C to give epoxides, dioxetanes, an endoperoxide, and double-bond cleavage products. The majority of these products appear to have resulted from the initial direct oxidation of the olefinic carbons rather than from the expected allylic α oxidation process.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||16|
|State||Published - 1989|