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Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17(7), 1112;

(Salen)Mn(III) Catalyzed Asymmetric Epoxidation Reactions by Hydrogen Peroxide in Water: A Green Protocol

Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Catania, Viale Andrea Doria 6, 95125 Catania, Italy
I.N.S.T.M. UdR of Catania, Viale A. Doria 6, 95125 Catania, Italy
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Academic Editor: Habil. Mihai V. Putz
Received: 9 June 2016 / Revised: 6 July 2016 / Accepted: 8 July 2016 / Published: 12 July 2016
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Chemical Bond and Bonding 2016)
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Enantioselective epoxidation reactions of some chosen reactive alkenes by a chiral Mn(III) salen catalyst were performed in H2O employing H2O2 as oxidant and diethyltetradecylamine N-oxide (AOE-14) as surfactant. This procedure represents an environmentally benign protocol which leads to e.e. values ranging from good to excellent (up to 95%). View Full-Text
Keywords: epoxidation; enantioselectivity; jacobsen catalyst; hydrogen peroxide; water epoxidation; enantioselectivity; jacobsen catalyst; hydrogen peroxide; water

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Ballistreri, F.P.; Gangemi, C.M.A.; Pappalardo, A.; Tomaselli, G.A.; Toscano, R.M.; Trusso Sfrazzetto, G. (Salen)Mn(III) Catalyzed Asymmetric Epoxidation Reactions by Hydrogen Peroxide in Water: A Green Protocol. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2016, 17, 1112.

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