An environmentally benign catalytic system for alkene epoxidation with hydrogen peroxide electrogenerated in situ

Kam Piu Ho, Tak Hang Chan, Kwok Yin Wong

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Hydrogen peroxide was electrogenerated in-situ in aqueous bicarbonate solutions for the epoxidation of alkenes using Mn2+as the catalyst. Water-soluble alkenes were epoxidized with excellent yields and high current efficiencies. The catalytic system could be adapted for the epoxidation of lipophilic alkenes in tert-butanol-water mixture. The electrochemical method allows the release of hydrogen peroxide to the reaction medium in a controlled manner and minimizes the problem of hydrogen peroxide wastage through catalytic decomposition by Mn2+.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)900-905
Number of pages6
JournalGreen Chemistry
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 13 Oct 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Pollution

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