Substrate scope in the olefin cyclopropanation reaction catalyzed by μ-oxo-bis[(salen)iron(III)] complexes

Smita K. Edulji, Son Binh T. Nguyen*

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Abstract

The cyclopropanation of various alkenes with different diazoester compounds was investigated using two different μ-oxo-bis[(salen)iron(III)] complexes, [Fe(3,3′,5,5′-tBu4salen)] 2O and [Fe(salen)]2O. Ethyl diazoacetate (EDA), tert-butyl diazoacetate (tBDA), and ethyl diazoacetoacetate (EDAA) were used with mono- and disubstituted terminal olefins (styrene and 1,1-diphenyl ethylene, respectively), internal olefin (trans-β-methyl styrene), and an electron-rich alkene (n-butyl vinyl ether). Moderate-to-good cyclopropanation yields were obtained for most substrates.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)645-649
Number of pages5
JournalPure and Applied Chemistry
Volume76
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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