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Chiral iron complex catalyzed enantioselective oxidation of racemic benzoins

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Abstract

An efficient, economic and environmentally friendly enantioselective oxidation of racemic benzoins (α-hydroxy ketones) catalyzed by a chiral iron complex has been developed using molecular oxygen as a terminal oxidant with good selectivity and excellent enantiomeric excess.

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Submitted
26 Feb 2009
Accepted
30 Mar 2009
First published
27 Apr 2009

Chem. Commun., 2009, 3288-3290
Article type
Communication

Chiral iron complex catalyzed enantioselective oxidation of racemic benzoins

P. Muthupandi, S. K. Alamsetti and G. Sekar, Chem. Commun., 2009, 3288
DOI: 10.1039/B904021H

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