A Simple and Convenient Method for Epoxidation of Olefins without Metal Catalysts

Markus Klawonn, Santosh Bhor, Gerald Mehltretter, Christian Döbler, Christine Fischer, Matthias Beller

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Abstract

An easy method for epoxidation of olefins using bleach (sodium hypochlorite) and either a stoichiometric or catalytic amount of bromide ion has been developed. Without any transition metal catalyst a variety of non-activated olefins give epoxides in high yields and good selectivity at ambient conditions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)389-392
Number of pages4
JournalAdvanced Synthesis and Catalysis
Volume345
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2003
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Epoxidation
  • Epoxides
  • Oxidation
  • Sodium hypochlorite

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