Part of a planned Dissertion by C. Mark This work, was supported by the Center National de la Recherce Scientifique, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie. C. M. thanks the Carl-Dusibergstiftung for a study study grant.
Asymmetric Epoxidation of Simple Olefins with an Optically Active Molybdenum(VI) Peroxo Complex†
Article first published online: 22 DEC 2003
Copyright © 1979 by Verlag Chemie, GmbH, Germany
Angewandte Chemie International Edition in English
Volume 18, Issue 6, pages 485–486, June 1979
How to Cite
Kagan, H. B., Mimoun, H., Mark, C. and Schurig, V. (1979), Asymmetric Epoxidation of Simple Olefins with an Optically Active Molybdenum(VI) Peroxo Complex. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Engl., 18: 485–486. doi: 10.1002/anie.197904851
- Issue published online: 22 DEC 2003
- Article first published online: 22 DEC 2003
- Manuscript Revised: 12 APR 1979
- Manuscript Received: 7 FEB 1979
Asymmetric syntheses of non-functionalized oxiranes can be accomplished with the aid of the new optically active MoVI peroxo complex (1). Thus e. g., propene, 1-butene, and 3-methyl-1-butene were epoxidized to the corresponding R-oxirane in ca. 29, 31, and 16% optical yield (enantiomeric excess). Previously, only activated olefins (styrenes, allyl alcohols, etc.) could be epoxidized asymmetrically.