Novel biphenyl organocatalysts for iminium ion-catalyzed asymmetric epoxidation

Mohamed M. Farah, Philip Bulman Page, Benjamin R. Buckley, A. John Blacker, Mark R.J. Elsegood

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Two novel chiral biphenyl iminium salts derived from l-acetonamine, containing electron-withdrawing 3,3'-substituents on the biphenyl unit, have been prepared and tested as asymmetric catalysts for epoxidation of prochiral alkenes. The results are compared with those achieved using the corresponding unsubstituted system.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)758-769
Number of pages12
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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