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Olefin epoxidation by hydrogen peroxide catalysed by molybdenum complexes in ionic liquids and structural characterisation of the proposed intermediate dioxoperoxomolybdenum species.

Departamento de Química Inorgánica, Facultad de Química, Universidad de Sevilla, Aptdo 1203, 41071 Sevilla, Spain.
Chemical Communications (Impact Factor: 6.72). 08/2010; 46(32):5933-5. DOI: 10.1039/c0cc00462f
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ABSTRACT The complex [Mo(4)O(16)(dmpz)(6)] (1) has been isolated as part of a study of oxodiperoxomolybdenum catalysed epoxidation of olefin substrates with hydrogen peroxide in ionic liquids. Notably, 1 is the first dioxoperoxomolybdenum species to be structurally characterised.

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