Olefin epoxidation – which catalyst to choose?

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Simone Hauser, Mirza Cokoja and Fritz Kühn explore recent developments in homogeneous epoxidation catalysts in this hot Catalysis Science & Technology Perspective.  They look at the different catalysts used for different olefins as well as thinking about the context in which the catalysts would be used.

The manuscript is currently free so download it now, it might help you decide which catalyst to use….

Epoxidation of olefins with homogeneous catalysts – quo vadis?
Simone A. Hauser, Mirza Cokoja and Fritz E. Kühn
Catal. Sci. Technol., 2013
DOI: 10.1039/C2CY20595E

The epoxidation of olefins catalyzed by molecular transition metal compounds is a research field, which has been extensively studied over the past forty years.

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