Electrochemical asymmetric epoxidation of olefins by using an optically active Mn-salen complex

Hideo Tanaka, Manabu Kuroboshi, Hironori Takeda, Hisaaki Kanda, Sigeni Torii

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Enantioselective electro-epoxidation of olefins by using an optically active Mn-salen complex, (S,S)-N,N′-bis(3,5-di-tert-butylsalicylidene)-1, 2-cyclohexanediaminomanganese(III) chloride (3), as a mediator in a CH2Cl2 aqueous NaCl two-phase system was performed successfully in a simple undivided cell under constant current conditions. Optimization of the electrolysis conditions and estimation of the reaction mechanism are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)75-81
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Electroanalytical Chemistry
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jul 13 2001



  • Alkenes
  • Asymmetric induction
  • Electrochemical reaction
  • Epoxidation
  • Manganese compounds

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Chemical Engineering(all)
  • Electrochemistry

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