Oxidations with hydrogen peroxide catalysed by the [WZnMn(II)2(ZnW9O34)2] 12-polyoxometalate

Ronny Neumann, David Juwiler

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Abstract

Polyoxometalates can be used as catalysts for the activation of molecular oxygen and 30% aqueous hydrogen peroxide for the selective transformation of various organic substrates. In this paper results are presented for the oxidation of alkenes, dienes, alkenols, and sulfides using 30% aqueous H2O2 as oxidant and [WZnMn(II)2(ZnW9O34)2] 12-as catalyst. In certain but not all cases high reactivity, chemoselectivity and sterospecificity has been observed especially in the epoxidation of alkenols with primary hydroxyl units.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)8781-8788
Number of pages8
JournalTetrahedron
Volume52
Issue number26
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1996

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery

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