Catalytic asymmetric epoxidation of unfunctionalized olefins

Ryo Irie, Keiko Noda, Yoshio Ito, Naohide Matsumoto, Tsutomu Katsuki

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Manganese complex of the optically active salen ligand [N,N'-bis[(S)-3-(1-phenylpropyl)salicylidene]-(1R,2R)-1,2-diphenylethylenediaminato] was found to be an effective catalyst for the enantioselective epoxidation of unfunctionalized olefins. The highest enantioselectivity of 50% ee was realized for (E)-1-phenyl-1-propene.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7345-7348
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number50
Publication statusPublished - 1990

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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