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Selenoxides as Catalysts for Epoxidation and Baeyer-Villiger Oxidation with Hydrogen Peroxide

Margaret A. Goodman, Michael R. Detty*

*Department of Chemistry, University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 627 Natural Sciences Complex, North Campus, Buffalo, New York 14260, USA, Email:

M. A. Goodman, M. R. Detty, Synlett, 2006, 1100-1104.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-939692

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Aryl benzyl selenoxides are efficient catalysts for the epoxidation of various olefinic substrates and the Baeyer-Villiger oxidation of aldehydes and ketones with hydrogen peroxide.

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Key Words

hydrogen peroxide, catalysis, epoxidations, Baeyer-Villiger oxidation, esters, oxidations, selenoxide

ID: J60-Y2006-4360