Iron-Catalyzed Epoxidation of Linear α-Olefins with Hydrogen Peroxide

Shuxin Mao, Svenja Budweg, Anke Spannenberg, Xiaodong Wen, Yong Yang, Yong Wang Li, Kathrin Junge, Matthias Beller

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The combination of Fe(OTf)2 with N-methyl bis(picolylamine) (Me-bpa) L7 enables epoxidation of linear olefins including terminal, internal, and cyclic ones, using hydrogen peroxide as terminal oxidant under mild conditions. In the presence of picolinic acid as additive improved yields of epoxides up to 75 % have been achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere202101668
Issue number4
StatePublished - 18 Feb 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • epoxidation
  • hydrogen peroxide
  • iron
  • olefin
  • picolinic acid


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