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.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Advanced Synthesis & Catalysis|
|Publication status||Published - 5 May 2008|