Enantioselective epoxidation of trans-disubstituted alkenes by D2-symmetric chiral dioxoruthenium(VI) porphyrins

Rui Zhang, Wing Yiu Yu, Tat Shing Lai, Chi Ming Che

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A series of D2-symmetric chiral trans-dioxoruthenium(VI) porphyrins can effect enantioselective epoxidation of trans-β-methylstyrene in up to 70% ee, and 76% ee is attained for the oxidation of cinnamyl chloride; the facial selection for the trans-alkenes epoxidation is explained by a 'head-on approach' model.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)409-410
Number of pages2
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 7 Mar 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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