Optically active (nitroso)(salen)ruthenium(II) chloride (2) was found to be an efficient catalyst for aerobic oxidation of racemic secondary alcohols under irradiation with a halogen or fluorescent lamp, which proceeded with good enantiomer-differentiation (k(rel) = 11-20). Furthermore, no epoxidation was observed in the oxidation of racemic 4-phenyl-3-buten-2-ol. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd.
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- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry