A practical oligomeric [(salen)Co] catalyst for asymmetric epoxide ring-opening reactions

Joseph M. Ready, Eric N. Jacobsen

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Prepared by a high yield, chromatography-free route, "oligosalen" exists as a mixture of dimer, trimer, and tetramer (see picture). Derived catalyst systems display remarkable activity and selectivity in the asymmetric ring-opening of epoxides, with turnover numbers exceeding 100000 in some cases.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1374-1377
Number of pages4
JournalAngewandte Chemie - International Edition
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Apr 15 2002



  • Asymmetric catalysis
  • Epoxides
  • Homogeneous catalysis
  • Kinetic resolution
  • N,O ligands

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  • Chemistry(all)

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