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A New Mn–Salen Micellar Nanoreactor for Enantioselective Epoxidation of Alkenes in Water

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Department of Chemical Sciences, University of Catania, Viale Andrea Doria 6, 95125 Catania, Italy
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University of Catania Research Unit (I.N.S.T.M.) UdR of Catania, Viale A. Doria 6, 95125 Catania, Italy
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Catalysts 2018, 8(4), 129; https://doi.org/10.3390/catal8040129
Received: 28 February 2018 / Revised: 21 March 2018 / Accepted: 22 March 2018 / Published: 25 March 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Reactions in Water and in Micelles)
A new chiral Mn–salen catalyst, functionalized with a long aliphatic chain and a choline group, able to act as surfactant catalyst for green epoxidation in water, is here described. This catalyst was employed with a commercial surfactant (CTABr) leading to a nanoreactor for the enantioselective epoxidation of some selected alkenes in water, using NaClO as oxidant. This is the first example of a nanoreactor for enantioselective epoxidation of non-functionalized alkenes in water. View Full-Text
Keywords: epoxidation; water; enantioselectivity; nanoreactor; Mn-salen epoxidation; water; enantioselectivity; nanoreactor; Mn-salen
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Ballistreri, F.P.; Toscano, R.M.; Amato, M.E.; Pappalardo, A.; Gangemi, C.M.A.; Spidalieri, S.; Puglisi, R.; Trusso Sfrazzetto, G. A New Mn–Salen Micellar Nanoreactor for Enantioselective Epoxidation of Alkenes in Water. Catalysts 2018, 8, 129.

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