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Epoxidation of olefins with homogeneous catalysts – quo vadis?

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The epoxidation of olefins catalyzed by molecular transition metal compounds is a research field, which has been extensively studied over the past forty years. To date, numerous types of complexes have been presented as widely applicable and highly efficient. This Perspective Article gives a summary of the most active catalysts for the epoxidation of some most frequently applied olefins, such as cyclooctene, 1-octene, prochiral olefins and industrially relevant olefins.

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The article was received on 24 Aug 2012, accepted on 18 Oct 2012 and first published on 24 Oct 2012

Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/C2CY20595E
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2013,3, 552-561

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    Epoxidation of olefins with homogeneous catalystsquo vadis?

    S. A. Hauser, M. Cokoja and F. E. Kühn, Catal. Sci. Technol., 2013, 3, 552
    DOI: 10.1039/C2CY20595E

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