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Environmentally Sustainable Catalytic Asymmetric Oxidations

1st Edition

By Konstantin Bryliakov

CRC Press

162 pages | 238 B/W Illus.

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Catalysis plays a vital role in chemical, petroleum, agriculture, polymer, electronics, pharmaceutical, and other industries. Over 90 percent of chemicals originate from catalytic processes. Toughening economic and environmental constraints have proven to be a challenge for meeting the demand of novel efficient and sustainable regio- and stereoselective catalyst systems. Environmentally Sustainable Catalytic Asymmetric Oxidations provides a comprehensive overview of existing ecologically friendly catalyst systems for various asymmetric oxidation processes.

Topics include:

  • A survey of existing transition metal-based catalyst systems for asymmetric epoxidations (AEs) with O2 and H2O2
  • Asymmetric sulfoxidations with H2O2 on chiral metal complexes
  • An overview of various transition metal-catalyzed oxidative transformations with H2O2 or O2 used as the terminal oxidant
  • Organocatalytic asymmetric oxidations
  • Catalytic processes of stereospecific oxidations of C-H functional groups
  • The role that oxoiron(V) intermediates play in chemo- and stereoselective oxidations catalyzed by non-heme iron complexes

The book concludes with a discussion of the opportunities and problems associated with the industrial application of stereoselective processes of catalytic oxidation with H2O2 and O2. It also provides examples of processes with industrial potential.

Some of the catalysts presented in this book may serve as promising alternatives for existing catalysts—progressively replacing them in manufacturing processes and ultimately making the chemical industry greener and cleaner.

Table of Contents


Transition Metal-Catalyzed Asymmetric Epoxidations

Manganese Systems

Iron and Ruthenium Systems

Titanium Systems

Systems Based on Other Metals

Transition Metal-Catalyzed Asymmetric Sulfoxidations

Vanadium Systems

Titanium Systems

Iron Systems

Systems Based on Other Metals

Miscellaneous Transition Metal-Catalyzed Asymmetric Oxidations

Cis-Dihydroxylations of Olefins

Baeyer-Villiger Oxidations

Oxidative Kinetic Resolution of Secondary Alcohols and Desymmetrization of Meso-Diols

Enantioselective Aerobic Oxidative Coupling of 2-Naphthols

Enantioselective C-H Oxidations

Organocatalytic Asymmetric Oxidations


Miscellaneous Oxidations

Fe- and Mn-Based Synthetic Models of Non-Heme Oygenases: Stereospecific C-H Oxidations

Iron Systems

Manganese Systems

Active Species and Mechanisms of Non-Heme Fe- and Mn-Catalyzed Oxidations

Iron Systems

Manganese Systems

Industrial Perspective

General Remarks

Some Examples


About the Author

Konstantin P. Bryliakovwas born in Yoshkar-Ola (USSR) in 1977 and graduated from Novosibirsk State University in 1999. He earned a Cand. Chem. Sci. (PhD) in chemical physics from the Institute of Chemical Kinetics and Combustion (Novosibirsk) in 2001 under the direction of Professor E. P. Talsi. In 2008, Dr. Bryliakov was awarded a Dr. Chem. Sci. in catalysis from the Boreskov Institute of Catalysis (Novosibirsk). Dr. Bryliakov is a leading research scientist at the Boreskov Institute. He has co-authored more than 90 papers, book chapters, and patents. His research interests include transition metal-catalyzed asymmetric oxidations, single-site olefin polymerizations, and mechanistic aspects of those transformations.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Chemistry / Industrial & Technical
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Chemical & Biochemical
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Environmental / Pollution Control