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Mechanistic insights into β-oxygen atom transfer in olefin epoxidation mediated by W(VI) complexes and H2O2

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A DFT investigation of the olefin epoxidation mechanism catalysed by the [Cp*WO(OH)2]+ complex with H2O2 reveals that the outer sphere transfer of the hydroperoxido Oβ atom to the olefin is considerably more favourable than that of the hydroperoxido Oα atom. The reasons for this unusual pathway are discussed.

Graphical abstract: Mechanistic insights into β-oxygen atom transfer in olefin epoxidation mediated by W(vi) complexes and H2O2

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The article was received on 16 May 2011, accepted on 03 Nov 2011 and first published on 07 Dec 2011


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C1DT10924C
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2012,41, 1131-1133
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    Mechanistic insights into β-oxygen atom transfer in olefin epoxidation mediated by W(VI) complexes and H2O2

    C. Dinoi, R. Poli, L. Perrin and L. Maron, Dalton Trans., 2012, 41, 1131
    DOI: 10.1039/C1DT10924C

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