SOS Author Spotlight: Vera Vil’, Oleg Bityukov, and Alexander Terent’ev
New Science of Synthesis Review on Acyclic Geminal Bisperoxides
anthelmintic, antiviral, and antimicrobial compounds, fine organics and oxidizers, polymerization initiators and vulcanizing agents, and explosives. Despite this long history, their selective synthesis and the inaccessibility of both certain classes of peroxides as well as individual structures remains a fundamental problem. Classical approaches to the preparation of geminal bisperoxides are based on Lewis or Brønsted acid catalyzed peroxidation of carbonyl compounds and alkenes by hydrogen peroxide or hydroperoxides. The chapter also describes other, more specific approaches to the synthesis of compounds with geminal bisperoxide moieties.
Dr. Vera A. Vil’ was born in 1990 in Angarsk, Russia. She received her PhD in organic chemistry in 2017 under the supervision of Prof. A. O. Terent'ev (N. D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry RAS, Moscow, Russia). At present she is a Researcher at the same Institute. Her research interests are organic peroxide chemistry, oxidation processes, and medicinal chemistry.
Dr. Oleg V. Bityukov was born in 1993 in Saratov, Russia. He received his PhD in organic chemistry in 2020 under the supervision of Prof. A. O. Terent'ev (N. D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry RAS, Moscow, Russia). At present he is a Researcher at the same Institute. His research interests are , oxidation processes, and electrochemistry.
Prof. Alexander Terent’ev is also the acting Volume Editor responsible for content relating to Volume 38 of Science of Synthesis on peroxide chemistry (read more here).