A convenient ruthenium-catalyzed alkene epoxidation with hydrogen peroxide as oxidant

Markus Klawonn, Man Kin Tse, Santosh Bhor, Christian Döbler, Matthias Beller

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Abstract

A general procedure for the epoxidation of various olefins using hydrogen peroxide as the oxidant in the presence of ruthenium trichloride has been developed. Aromatic and aliphatic olefins gave the corresponding epoxides at room temperature in good to excellent yield. For turnover numbers (TON) up to 16,000 the key factor for obtaining high yield and chemoselectivity is the use of pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylic acid (pydic) as ligand.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-19
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical
Volume218
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 17 Aug 2004
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Epoxidation
  • Homogeneous catalysis
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Oxidation
  • Ruthenium

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