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Asymmetric Oxidation Catalysis by a Porphyrin-Inspired Manganese Complex: Highly Enantioselective Sulfoxidation with a Wide Substrate Scope

Wen Dai, Jun Li, Bo Chen, Guosong Li, Ying Lv, Lianyue Wang and Shuang Gao*

*Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian, 116023, People's Republic of China, Dalian National Laboratory for Clean Energy, People's Republic of China, Email:

W. Dai, J. Li, B. Chen, G. Li, Y. Lv, L. Wang, S. Gao, Org. Lett., 2013, 15, 5658-5661.

DOI: 10.1021/ol402612x


A porphyrin-inspired manganese-catalyzed asymmetric sulfoxidation method enables a rapide oxidation of a broad range of sulfides in high yields with excellent enantioselectivities in the presence of hydrogen peroxide.

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Key Words

sulfoxidation, hydrogen peroxide

ID: J54-Y2013