An improved iron-catalyzed epoxidation of aromatic and aliphatic olefins with hydrogen peroxide as oxidant

Bianca Bitterlich, Kristin Schröder, Man Kin Tse, Matthias Beller

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Abstract

A convenient and practical method for the iron-catalyzed epoxidation of aromatic and aliphatic olefins is described. The iron catalyst system is generated in situ from iron trichloride hexahydrate, pyridine-2,6-dicarboxylic acid (H2pydic), and benzylamines. By variation of the benzylamine ligand, a variety of aliphatic and aromatic olefins were oxidized in high yield (up to 96%) and good-to-excellent selectivity in the presence of hydrogen peroxide as the terminal oxidant.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4867-4870
Number of pages4
JournalEuropean Journal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number29
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Alkenes
  • Epoxidation
  • Homogeneous catalysis
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Iron

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