These authors contributed equally to this work.
Dendritic Fluoroalcohols as Catalysts for Alkene Epoxidation with Hydrogen Peroxide†
Article first published online: 21 NOV 2012
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 52, Issue 2, pages 739–743, January 7, 2013
How to Cite
Berkessel, A., Krämer, J., Mummy, F., Neudörfl, J.-M. and Haag, R. (2013), Dendritic Fluoroalcohols as Catalysts for Alkene Epoxidation with Hydrogen Peroxide . Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 52: 739–743. doi: 10.1002/anie.201206003
Financial support by the Fonds der Chemischen Industrie is gratefully acknowledged. J.K. thanks Henkel KGaA, Düsseldorf, for a doctoral fellowship. A.B. acknowledges COST Membership (CM0905, Organocatalysis). R.H. would like to acknowledge the financial support from the Cluster of Excellence “Unifying Concepts in Catalysis”.
- Issue published online: 28 DEC 2012
- Article first published online: 21 NOV 2012
- Manuscript Received: 26 JUL 2012
- Fonds der Chemischen Industrie
- hyperbranched polymer;
Cooperativity is the key for mild catalytic epoxidation: The immobilization of fluoroalcohols on dendritic polyglycerol (by “click chemistry”) provides organocatalysts that can form multiple hydrogen bonds. The epoxidation of alkenes with aqueous hydrogen peroxide proceeds efficiently in the presence of dendritic fluoroalcohol catalysts. The supported catalysts can be separated by membrane filtration and reused.