Novel biomimetic iron-catalysts for environmentally benign epoxidations of olefins

Kristin Schröder, Xiaofeng Tong, Bianca Bitterlich, Man Kin Tse, Feyissa Gadissa Gelalcha, Angelika Brückner, Matthias Beller

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Abstract

A new selective and easily manageable epoxidation method is presented using an inexpensive and efficient FeCl3·6H2O and imidazole derivatives as catalysts. Aqueous hydrogen peroxide as an environmentally benign oxidant is utilized. This novel Fe/imidazole system gives moderate to excellent yields toward aromatic mono-, di-, and tri-substituted olefins.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6339-6342
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Volume48
Issue number36
DOIs
StatePublished - 3 Sep 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Epoxidation
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Imidazole
  • Iron

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