Electronic probing of ketone catalysts for asymmetric epoxidation. Search for more robust catalysts

George Brooke, Hongqi Tian, Xuegong She, Yian Shi

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    Abstract

    Equation presented Ketones with a fused oxazolidinone were synthesized and investigated to determine the electronic effect of the substituents at α-positions of ketone catalysts on the Baeyer-Villiger oxidation and catalytic properties for asymmetric epoxidation. These new ketones give high yields and ee's with only 1 5 mol % catalyst. The current studies further show that the electronic effect is very important for the kitone-catalyzed epoxidation.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)715-718
    Number of pages3
    JournalOrganic Letters
    Volume3
    Issue number5
    Publication statusPublished - 8 Mar 2001

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