Five-membered ring peroxides were prepared in one step in 31-86% yield from readily accessible β,γ-epoxy ketones and H2O2. The reaction proceeded via a tetrahydrofuran, which was converted to the thermodynamically favored 1,2-dioxolane. The product contains a leaving group, which can be displaced to synthesize analogues of the plakinic acid natural products.
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