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A Broad Substrate-Scope Method for Fast, Efficient and Selective Hydrogen Peroxide-Epoxidation

Isaac Garcia-Bosch, Xavi Ribas* and Miquel Costas*

*Departament de Química, Campus de Montilivi, E-17071 Girona, Catalonia, Spain, and Serveis Tècnics de Recerca, Universitat de Girona, E-17071 Girona, Catalonia, Spain, Email:,

I. Garcia-Bosch, X. Ribas, M. Costas, Adv. Synth. Catal., 2008, 351, 348-352.

DOI: 10.1002/adsc.200800650


An efficient epoxidation of a broad range of olefins using hydrogen peroxide as the oxidant has been accomplished in the presence of acetic acid and a manganese catalyst that exhibits an uncommon chemoselectivity.

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Key Words

Epoxidation, Hydrogen Peroxide

ID: JXX-Y2009-0010