Asymmetric oxidation of sulfides with hydrogen peroxide catalyzed by a vanadium complex of a new chiral NOO-ligand
2009 (English)In: Catalysis communications, ISSN 1566-7367, E-ISSN 1873-3905, Vol. 11, no 4, 294-297 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
A new chiral NOO-tridentate ligand (8R)-2-(2-hydroxyphenyl)-4-methyl-5,6,7.8-tetrahydro-quinolin-8-ol (1) bearing a rigid tetrahydroquinoline framework was prepared and applied in the vanadium-catalyzed asymmetric oxidation of aryl methyl sulfides with H2O2 as oxidant. Less toxic acetone was found to be the proper solvent for the enantioselective oxidation of sulfides. Under the optimal condition, the asymmetric oxidation of aryl methyl sulfides in acetone catalyzed by VO(acac)(2)/1 at 0 degrees C gives good to high yields (80-95%) of sulfoxides with enantioselectivity up to 77% ee.
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2009. Vol. 11, no 4, 294-297 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-19071DOI: 10.1016/j.catcom.2009.10.017ISI: 000272979900015ScopusID: 2-s2.0-71549117055OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-19071DiVA: diva2:337118
QC 201005252010-08-052010-08-052011-02-01Bibliographically approved