Covalent immobilization of the Jacobsen catalyst on mesoporous phenolic polymer: a highly enantioselective and stable asymmetric epoxidation catalyst

J. De Decker, T. Bogaerts, I. Muylaert, S. Delahaye, F. Lynen, V. Van Speybroeck, A. Verberckmoes, P. Van der Voort
Materials Chemistry and Physics
141 (2013), 967-972


The Jacobsen catalyst, N,N′-bis(3,5-di-tert-butylsalicylidene)-1,2-cyclohexanediaminomanganese (III) chloride is covalently immobilized on mesoporous phenolic resin through a direct and simple procedure. The immobilization is evident from nitrogen sorption and quantitative XRF measurements. A complex loading of 0.09 mmol g−1 is obtained, corresponding to well dispersed Mn-complexes on the surface of the mesoporous phenolic resin. This novel catalytic system shows good catalytic activity and excellent enantioselectivity in the asymmetric epoxidation of 1,2-dialin. The heterogenized Jacobsen catalyst is demonstrated to be a re-usable and non-leaching catalytic system.

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