Radical intermediates in the Jacobsen-Katsuki epoxidation

Luigi Cavallo, Heiko Jacobsen*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Insight into the controversial mechanism of the Mn - salen-catalyzed epoxidation of olefins is provided in a theoretical study based on density functional theory. The calculations suggest that radical species A, but not manganaoxetanes B, are likely candidates for viable intermediates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)589-592
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number3
StatePublished - Feb 4 2000
Externally publishedYes


  • Asymmetric synthesis
  • Density functional calculations
  • Epoxidations
  • Oxidations
  • Radicals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • General Chemistry


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