Asymmetric epoxidation catalyzed by chiral ketones

Man Kin Wong, Yiu Chung Yip, Dan Yang

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Chiral ketones have been developed as efficient catalysts for asymmetric alkene epoxidation in the past decades. The development of different classes of chiral ketones for asymmetric epoxidation of unfunctionalized alkenes will be discussed. In addition, studies on diastereoselective epoxidation are also covered.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAsymmetric Catalysis from a Chinese Perspective
Number of pages30
Publication statusPublished - 19 Aug 2011

Publication series

NameTopics in Organometallic Chemistry
ISSN (Print)1436-6002


  • Asymmetric epoxidation
  • Chiral ketones
  • Dioxiranes
  • Epoxides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry


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