Solvent-free epoxidation of himachalenes and their derivatives by TBHP using [MoO2(SAP)]2 as a catalyst

Mohammed Loubidi, Dominique Agustin, Ahmed Benharref, Rinaldo Poli
  • Comptes Rendus Chimie, June 2014, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.crci.2014.01.023

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Himachalenes, sesquiterpenes isolated from the essential oil of Cedrus atlantica, are abundant and relatively inexpensive natural molecules of high interest, of which classical chemical transformations have enlarged the application potential. Solvent-free epoxidation using aqueous TBHP as an oxidant and [MoO2(SAP)]2 as a catalyst is performed herein for the first time with this family of natural compounds and with related halogenated derivatives.

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