Epoxide deoxygenation mediated by Salen complexes

Hiroshi Isobe, Bruce P. Branchaud

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N,N'-Bis(3,5-di-tert-butylsalicylidene)-1,2-cyclohexanediaminocobalt(II) (1) catalyzes the reductive deoxygenation of epoxides by Na(Hg) in THE with 5-10 catalytic turnovers. The simpler N,N'- bis(salicylidene)ethylenediaminocobalt(II) [Co(Salen)2] (16) failed to catalyze deoxygenations in THF but did in DMF.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)8747-8749
Number of pages3
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number50
StatePublished - Dec 10 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Catalysis
  • Cobalt
  • Cobalt compounds
  • Deoxygenation
  • Epoxides

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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