Origin of enantioselectivity in the jacobsen epoxidation of olefins

Laszlo Kurti, Megan M. Blewett, E. J. Corey

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It Is proposed that facial selectivity In the Jacobsen epoxldatlon Is determined by electrostatic and sterlc factors with a two-step pathway Involving a carbocatlonlc Intermediate.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4592-4595
Number of pages4
JournalOrganic Letters
Issue number20
StatePublished - Oct 15 2009


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Organic Chemistry

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