Xylyltrioxorhenium-the first arylrhenium(VII) oxide applicable as an olefin epoxidation catalyst

Stefan Huber, Mirza Cokoja, Markus Drees, János Mínk, Fritz E. Kühn

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The catalytic activity of (2,6-dimethylphenyl)trioxorhenium (XTO) for the epoxidation of cyclooctene is presented. Solutions of hydrogen peroxide and tert-butyl hydrogen peroxide (TBHP) in THF or CH2Cl2 were applied as oxidizing agent-solvent mixtures. Cyclooctene oxide yields are higher with TBHP than with H2O2. Application of non-coordinating solvents as reaction media increases both yields and reaction rates. The possible active species is analyzed by 17O NMR and Raman spectroscopy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)388-393
Number of pages6
JournalCatalysis Science and Technology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2013


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  • Catalysis

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