Recent aspects of enantioselective epoxidation reactions

Arpita Datta Gupta, Debnath Bhuniya, Vinod K Singh


The latest accepted mechanisms of Katsuki -sharpless epoxidation, proposed by Sharpless and Corey independently, have been described. The recent developments of chiral porphyrin and salen-based metal complexes and their uses as catalysts for asymmetric epoxidation of unfunctionalized olefins (non-directed epoxidation) have been briefly reviewed.



Enantioselective epoxidation; mechanisms of Sharpless epoxidation; chiral metalloporphyms; chid (salen) Mn(II1) complexes; facial selectivity; sense and degree of enantioselection.

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