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Sodium Percarbonate as an Oxygen Source for MTO Catalyzed Epoxidations

Andrew R. Vaino*

*Department of Chemistry and the Skaggs Institute for Chemical Biology, The Scripps Research Institute, 10550 North Torrey Pines Rd., La Jolla, California 92037

A. R. Vaino, J. Org. Chem., 2000, 65, 4210-4212.

DOI: 10.1021/jo000191o

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In MTO-catalyzed epoxidation, aqueous hydrogen peroxide is typically added dropwise to a dichloromethane solution of the olefin, pyrazole as accelerant, and MTO. The use of sodium percarbonate (SPC) offers a slow release of hydrogen peroxide, that can be accelerated using trifluoroacetic acid.

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Key Words

epoxidation, methyltrioxorhenium, sodium percarbonate

ID: J42-Y2000