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Aerobic Epoxidation of Olefins Catalyzed by Electronegative Vanadyl Salen Complexes

Chang, Christopher J. and Labinger, Jay A. and Gray, Harry B. (1997) Aerobic Epoxidation of Olefins Catalyzed by Electronegative Vanadyl Salen Complexes. Inorganic Chemistry, 36 (25). pp. 5927-5930. ISSN 0020-1669. doi:10.1021/ic970824q.

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Vanadyl salen complexes bearing electron-withdrawing substituents have been prepared and characterized. Systematic substitutions on the ancillary ligand have allowed V^(5+)/V^(4+) reduction potentials to be tuned over a range of approximately 500 mV. The complexes are catalysts for the aerobic epoxidation of cyclohexene; catalytic activity roughly increases with increasing V^(5+)/V^(4+) reduction potential. The mechanism likely involves oxygen transfer from intermediate hydroperoxides that are formed by radical-chain autoxidation.

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Additional Information:© 1997 American Chemical Society. Received July 2, 1997; Publication Date (Web): December 3, 1997. We thank Don Low, Mahdi Abu-Omar, and Jeff Rack for helpful discussions. C.J.C. thanks the Caltech SURF program and the A. A. Noyes Foundation for an award. This work was supported by the Bayer Foundation and the National Science Foundation.
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Official Citation:Aerobic Epoxidation of Olefins Catalyzed by Electronegative Vanadyl Salen Complexes. Christopher J. Chang, Jay A. Labinger, and Harry B. Gray. Inorganic Chemistry 1997 36 (25), 5927-5930. DOI: 10.1021/ic970824q
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