An efficient biomimetic Fe-catalyzed epoxidation of olefins using hydrogen peroxide

Gopinathan Anilkumar, Bianca Bitterlich, Feyissa Gadissa Gelalcha, Man Kin Tse, Matthias Beller

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Abstract

A new, environmentally benign and practical epoxidation method was developed using inexpensive and efficient Fe catalysts. FeCl3· 6H2O in combination with commercially available pyridine-2,6- dicarboxylic acid and amines showed excellent reactivity and selectivity towards aromatic olefins and moderate reactivity towards 1,3-cyclooctadiene utilizing H2O2 as the terminal oxidant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)289-291
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2007
Externally publishedYes

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