An achiral manganese salen catalyst encapsulated in a peptidic phosphonate homochiral solid for the enantioselective formation of diols by consecutive epoxidation and hydration reactions

Anat Milo, Ronny Neumann

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An insoluble, porous, amorphous, homochiral material based on a polypeptide titanium-phosphonate scaffold with an encapsulated achiral Mn III-salen was prepared and characterized. Consecutive epoxidation and hydration of styrene and its derivatives by aqueous hypochlorite in THF showed the highly enantioselective (>99%) formation of styrene diol derivatives.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2535-2537
Number of pages3
JournalChemical Communications
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Mar 7 2011


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Ceramics and Composites
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Metals and Alloys
  • Materials Chemistry

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