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Highly selective epoxidation of styrene using a transition metal–aluminium(III) complex containing the [MeAl(2-py)3] anion (2-py = 2-pyridyl)

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Abstract

The reactions of [MeAl(2-py)3Li·thf] (1) with FeCl2 or Cp2Mn in toluene–thf give simple access to the Group 13–transition metal heterometallic complexes [{MeAl(2-py)3}2M] [M = Fe (2), Mn (3)]; complex 2 has been shown to be a highly selective styrene epoxidation catalyst in air.

Graphical abstract: Highly selective epoxidation of styrene using a transition metal–aluminium(iii) complex containing the [MeAl(2-py)3]− anion (2-py = 2-pyridyl)

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The article was received on 02 Sep 2004, accepted on 07 Oct 2004 and first published on 25 Nov 2004


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B413488E
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2005,0, 198-200
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    Highly selective epoxidation of styrene using a transition metal–aluminium(III) complex containing the [MeAl(2-py)3] anion (2-py = 2-pyridyl)

    C. S. Alvarez, F. García, S. M. Humphrey, A. D. Hopkins, R. A. Kowenicki, M. McPartlin, R. A. Layfield, R. Raja, M. C. Rogers, A. D. Woods and D. S. Wright, Chem. Commun., 2005, 0, 198
    DOI: 10.1039/B413488E

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