New chiral iminium salt catalysts for asymmetric epoxidation

P. C. Bulman Page, B. R. Buckley, G. A. Rassias, A. J. Blacker

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A range of enantiomerically pure 4-substituted 5-amino-1,3dioxanes has been condensed with 2-(2-bromoethyl)benzaldehyde to produce chiral dihydroisoquinolinium salts, which are effective asymmetric catalysts for the epoxidation of simple alkenes, giving ees of up to 71 %. ((c) Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, 69451 Weinheim, Germany, 2006).
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)803-813
Number of pages11
JournalEuropean Journal of Organic Chemistry
Issue number3
Early online date21 Nov 2005
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2006


  • Iminium salt
  • Catalyst
  • Catalysis
  • Asymmetric epoxidation

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