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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 31, No. 12, 1990, pp.2095-2098
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/COM-90-5590
Ru(II)-Bipyridine Complex with Polyether Chain as a Bifunctional Catalyst for Epoxidation of Stilbene in a Biphasic System

Tatsuya Nabeshima,* Tadashi Inaba, and Naomichi Furukawa

*Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Engineering, Gunma University, 1-5-1 Tenjin-cho, Kiryu 376-8515, Japan


Polyether bearing bipyridine moieties at the ends of the chain was found to catalyze not only epoxidation of stilbene but also transfer of periodate salt as an oxidant between different liquid phases(H2O - CH2Cl2). Metal-ion dependent yield of the epoxide can be modulated by the polyether.