Convenient method for epoxidation of alkenes using aqueous hydrogen peroxide

Kin Tse Man, Markus Klawonn, Santosh Bhor, Christian Döbler, Gopinathan Anilkumar, Herbert Hugl, Wolfgang Mägerlein, Matthias Beller

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Abstract

(Chemical Equation Presented) The complex [Ru(tpy)(pydic)] (1a) is an active catalyst for epoxidation of alkenes by aqueous 30% hydrogen peroxide in tertiary alcohols. The protocol is simple to operate and gives the corresponding epoxides in good to excellent yields. Chiral enantiopure [Ru(tpy*)(pydic) ] complexes have been synthesized and successfully applied in this procedure.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)987-990
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Volume7
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 17 Mar 2005
Externally publishedYes

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