Bis(μ-hydroxo) bridged di-vanadium-catalyzed selective epoxidation of alkenes with H2O2

Noritaka Mizuno, Yoshinao Nakagawa, Kazuya Yamaguchi

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The Keggin-type di-vanadium-substituted silicotungstate [γ-1,2-H2SiV2W10O40]4- with the {VO-(μ-OH)2-VO} core catalyzes the epoxidation of various alkenes using only 1 equiv. H2O2 with the high epoxide yield and high efficiency of H2O2 utilization under very mild reaction conditions. Notably, this system shows unique stereospecificity, diastereoselectivity, and regioselectivity, which are quite different from those reported for the epoxidation systems including [γ-SiW10O34(H2O)2]4-.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)286-290
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2006 May 17
Externally publishedYes


  • Alkene
  • Epoxidation
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Polyoxometalate
  • Vanadium

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry


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