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Catalytic asymmetric epoxidation of aliphatic enones using tartrate-derived magnesium alkoxides

Lookup NU author(s): Olivier Jacques, Professor Richard Jackson


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Simple aliphatic enones can be converted into the corresponding epoxides in 71-93% ee using tert-butylhydroperoxide in the presence of a catalyst derived from dibutylmagnesium and di-tert-butyl tartrate.

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Author(s): Jacques O, Richards SJ, Jackson RFW

Publication type: Article

Publication status: Published

Journal: Chemical Communications

Year: 2001

Issue: 24

Pages: 2712-2713

ISSN (print): 1359-7345

ISSN (electronic): 1364-548X

Publisher: Royal Society of Chemistry


DOI: 10.1039/b109421a


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