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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2005 Vol.6 No.7 P.636-639


Novel stereoselective sulfur ylide epoxidation reaction catalyzed by ferrocenylsulfide

Author(s):  WANG Lei, HUANG Zhi-zhen

Affiliation(s):  Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310027, China

Corresponding email(s):   leiwangchem@hotmail.com

Key Words:  Ferrocenylsulfide, Catalytic ylide epoxidation, Stereoselectivity

WANG Lei, HUANG Zhi-zhen. Novel stereoselective sulfur ylide epoxidation reaction catalyzed by ferrocenylsulfide[J]. Journal of Zhejiang University Science A, 2005, 6(7): 636-639.

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A range of ferrocenyl sulfides are synthesized and screened. Among them 1-a-methysulphoferrocenyl ethyl acetate and 1-a-methysulphoferrocenyl alcohol are found to be unexpected catalysts, which is first reported mediating in sulfur ylide epoxidation reactions, furnishing a novel approach for highly stereoselective synthesis of oxiranes with 98%~100% trans-isomer. The protocol also has excellent yield, convenient workup and recycled starting material. The reason of high trans-selectivity is due to the bulky ferrocenyl sulfide group, which stabilizes the intermediates and determines the trans priority. A possible catalytic mechanism is also proposed.

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