Enantioselective organocatalytic epoxidation driven by electrochemically generated percarbonate and persulfate

Philip Bulman Page, Frank Marken, Craig Williamson, Yohan Chan, Benjamin R. Buckley, Donald Bethell

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An organocatalytic asymmetric epoxidation reaction using iminium salt catalysts is described, in which the stoichiometric persulfate oxidant is generated electrochemically. This system offers comparable ees to the use of commercially available persulfate. Electrochemically generated percarbonate ion is also a successful and novel oxidant system for use with iminium salts.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1149-1154
Number of pages6
JournalAdvanced Synthesis & Catalysis
Issue number7-8
Publication statusPublished - 5 May 2008


  • catalysis
  • electrochemistry
  • epoxidation
  • Oxone
  • percarbonates
  • persulfates

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