Oxidation of alkenes by oxodiperoxomolybdenum: Trialkyl(aryl)phosphine oxide complexes

Christine I.Altinis Kiraz, Luis Mora, Leslie S. Jimenez

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Catalytic amounts of short-chain (2-4 carbons) trialkylphosphine oxide ligands and MoO5 have been shown to efficiently convert di- and higher substituted alkenes to the corresponding epoxides using a biphasic system with either 30% hydrogen peroxide or 70% TBHP acting as the stoichiometric oxidant.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)92-96
Number of pages5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 4 2007


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry


  • Epoxidations
  • Green chemistry
  • Heterogenous catalysis
  • Molybdenum complexes
  • Organometallic reagents

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