Event Title

Homogenous Catalysts for the Conversion of Epoxides to Alcohols

Research Mentor(s)

Scheuermann, Margaret Louise

Description

The formation of an alcohol from an epoxide requires the cleavage of a C–O bond. The resulting product regioisomer is determined by which of the C–O bonds is cleaved and is generally substrate controlled. To date there are few examples of substrates where simply changing the catalyst can reverse the regioselectivity. Our efforts toward the use of homogeneous catalysts to control the regioselectivity of C–O bond cleavage in epoxides will be presented.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

17-5-2018 12:00 AM

End Date

17-5-2018 12:00 AM

Department

Chemistry

Genre/Form

student projects, posters

Subjects – Topical (LCSH)

Catalysis; Alcohols; Epoxy compounds

Type

Image

Rights

Copying of this document in whole or in part is allowable only for scholarly purposes. It is understood, however, that any copying or publication of this document for commercial purposes, or for financial gain, shall not be allowed without the author’s written permission.

Language

English

Format

application/pdf

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Homogenous Catalysts for the Conversion of Epoxides to Alcohols

The formation of an alcohol from an epoxide requires the cleavage of a C–O bond. The resulting product regioisomer is determined by which of the C–O bonds is cleaved and is generally substrate controlled. To date there are few examples of substrates where simply changing the catalyst can reverse the regioselectivity. Our efforts toward the use of homogeneous catalysts to control the regioselectivity of C–O bond cleavage in epoxides will be presented.