Phase transfer catalysed asymmetric epoxidation of chalcones using chiral crown ethers derived from D-glucose and D-mannose

Péter Bakó, Tibor Bakó, Attila Mészáros, György Keglevich, Áron Szöllosy, Sándor Bodor, Attila Makó, László Toke

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New chiral monoaza-15-crown-5 lariat ethers synthesized from D-mannose and the glucose-based crown ethers of similar type generated significant asymmetric induction as phase transfer catalysts in the epoxidation of chalcones with tert-butyl-hydroperoxide (80-92% ee).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)643-646
Number of pages4
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Mar 9 2004



  • Asymmetric epoxidation
  • Asymmetric phase transfer catalysis
  • Chiral crown ethers
  • Lariate ether

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry

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