Cationic Co(III)(salen)-catalyzed enantioselective Baeyer-Villiger oxidation of 3-arylcyclobutanones using hydrogen peroxide as a terminal oxidant

Tatsuya Uchida, Tsutomu Katsuki

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A cationic Co(III)(salen) complex of cis-β-structure was found to serve as an efficient catalyst for asymmetric Baeyer-Villiger reaction of 3-substituted cyclobutanone using hydrogen peroxide as a terminal oxidant. Good enantioselectivity up to 78% ee was achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6911-6914
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number39
Publication statusPublished - Sep 24 2001


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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