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Manganese/Bicarbonate-Catalyzed Epoxidation of Lipophilic Alkenes with Hydrogen Peroxide in Ionic Liquids

Kit-Ho Tong, Kwok-Yin Wong and Tak Hang Chan*

*Department for Applied Biology and Chemical Technology and the Open Laboratory for Chiral Technology, Institute of Molecular Technology for Drug Discovery and Synthesis, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Hong Kong SAR, China

K.-H. Tong, K.-Y. Wong, T. H. Chan, Org. Lett., 2003, 5, 3423-3425.

DOI: 10.1021/ol035163h


An effective epoxidation of lipophilic alkenes using hydrogen peroxide was accomplished with a manganese sulfate/bicarbonate catalytic system in an ionic liquid at room temperature.

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Key Words

Epoxidation, Ionic Liquids, Manganese Compounds, Hydrogen Peroxide

ID: J54-Y2003-690