A diacetate ketone-catalyzed asymmetric epoxidation of olefins

Bin Wang, Xin Yan Wu, O. Andrea Wong, Brian Nettles, Mei Xin Zhao, Dajun Chen, Yian Shi

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(Chemical Equation Presented) A fructose-derived diacetate ketone has been shown to be an effective catalyst for asymmetric epoxidation. High ee values have been obtained for a variety of trans and trisubstituted olefins including electron-deficient α,β-unsaturated esters as well as certain cis olefins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3986-3989
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number10
StatePublished - May 15 2009
Externally publishedYes

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  • Organic Chemistry


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