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Manganese(II)/Picolinic Acid Catalyst System for Epoxidation of Olefins

Ross A. Moretti, J. Du Bois and T. Daniel P. Stack*

*Department of Chemistry, Stanford University, Stanford, California 94305, United States, Email:

R. A. Moretti, J. Du Bois, T. D. P. Stack, Org. Lett., 2016, 18, 2528-2531.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.orglett.6b00518 (free Supporting Information)


An in situ generated catalyst system based on Mn(CF3SO3)2, picolinic acid, and peracetic acid converts a broad scope of olefins to epoxides at 0 C in <5 min. The reaction offers remarkable oxidant efficiency.

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Efficient Epoxidation of Electron-Deficient Olefins with a Cationic Manganese Complex

A. Murphy, G. Dubois, T. D. P. Stack, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2003, 125, 5250-5251.

Key Words

epoxidation, peracetic acid

ID: J54-Y2016