cis-dioxomolybdenum(VI) complexes containing chiral ligands: synthesis and catalytic application in olefin epoxidation

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Novel cis-dioxomolybdenum(VI) complexes containing chiral ligands have been prepared and fully characterized, including structural determinations by X-ray diffraction. The first monometallic dioxomolybdenum(VI) complex containing a chiral N,N',O-tridentated ligand is reported. The new complexes were evaluated as catalysts for epoxidation of olefins using tert-butyl hydroperoxide and H2O2 as oxidants. They were found to be efficient catalysts affording good chemoselectivity but low enantioselectivity.
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Pages (from-to)131-139
JournalCurrent Inorganic Chemistry
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011

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