Insight into the controversial mechanism of the Mn - salen-catalyzed epoxidation of olefins is provided in a theoretical study based on density functional theory. The calculations suggest that radical species A, but not manganaoxetanes B, are likely candidates for viable intermediates.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Angewandte Chemie - International Edition|
|State||Published - Feb 4 2000|
- Asymmetric synthesis
- Density functional calculations
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