A new highly selective method for the catalytic epoxidation of chiral allylic alcohols by sandwich-type polyoxometalates with hydrogen peroxide

Waldemar Adam, Paul L. Alsters, Ronny Neumann, Chantu R. Saha-Möller, Dorit Sloboda-Rozner, Rui Zhang

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Oxidatively and solvolytically persistent sandwich-type polyoxometalates, namely [WZnM2(ZnW9O34)2]q- [M = Mn(II), Ru(III), Fe(III), Zn(II)], catalyze chemoselectively, diastereoselectively and regioselectively the epoxidation of chiral allylic alcohols with 30% hydrogen peroxide through a tungsten peroxo species, in which the allylic alcohol is coordinated as alcoholate (template effect).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2011-2014
Number of pages4
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 2002



  • Catalytic epoxidation
  • Chemoselectivity
  • Diastereoselectivity
  • Polyoxometalate
  • Regioselectivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry

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