Binaphthol-derived chiral ketones 1a-c were synthesized and were shown to serve as active catalysts for asymmetric epoxidation of olefins using Oxone®, although their enantioselectivities were not high. However, very interestingly, the stereochemical outcome of the resulting epoxides implicates that in the epoxidation using 1a-c, the planar transition state may be more favorable than the spiro transition state.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Bulletin of the Korean Chemical Society|
|State||Published - 20 Jul 1999|