Department of Chemistry, University of York, Heslington, York, UK
School of Chemistry and University Research Centre in Catalysis and Intensified Processing, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Bedson Building, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
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Chem. Commun., 2010,46, 3372-3374
27 Jan 2010,
02 Mar 2010
First published online
20 Mar 2010
During asymmetric cyanohydrin synthesis catalysed by vanadiumVoxo(salen) complexes, the catalysts are reduced to vanadiumIVoxo(salen) as determined by EPR spectroscopy; the reducing agent is cyanide which is oxidised to cyanogen via a non-radical mechanism.
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