I came across a question that asked for a method to convert propene to glycerol. I used the method in the pic, but I'm worried about two steps-
Step-2, This reaction is just made up by myself! I'm using a 'bulky' base to favour elimination. Is this reaction feasible? Will it occur without giving any byproducts?
Step-3, Can I use MCPBA to convert an alkene containing an alcohol group to its corresponding epoxide? I'm worried that MCPBA can protonate the alcohol to generate the carbocation (moreover, the allylic carbocation makes it even more probable!) and that will lead to byproducts.
Any help will be appreciated.