Does anyone know if it is possible to open an epoxide and do a 2-C extension using an enolate ion, say, of acetone? Here's an example of what I mean:
Based on what I know of enolate chemistry, this shouldn't be problematic, but I've never seen it.
I have done some preliminary literature searching and checked out masterorganicchemistry.com, etc. but have not been able to find anything about this.