Polyoxovanadometalate-catalyzed selective epoxidation of alkenes with hydrogen peroxide

Yoshinao Nakagawa, Keigo Kamata, Miyuki Kotani, Kazuya Yamaguchi, Noritaka Mizuno

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The bis(μ-hydroxo)-bridged dioxovanadium site in [γ-1,2-H 2SiV2W10O40]4 catalyzes the epoxidation of alkenes in the presence of only one equivalent of H 2O2 with a high yield of epoxide, high efficiency of H2O2 utilization, unusual regioselectivity, and unprecedented diastereoselectivity (see picture). (Chemical Equation Presented)

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5136-5141
Number of pages6
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number32
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Aug 12


  • Alkenes
  • Epoxidation
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Polyoxometalates
  • Vanadium


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