Olefin Epoxidation in Aqueous Phase Using Ionic-Liquid Catalysts.


Hydrophobic imidazolium-based ionic liquids (IL) act as catalysts for the epoxidation of unfunctionalized olefins in water using hydrogen peroxide as oxidant. Although the catalysts are insoluble in both the substrate and in water, surprisingly, they are very well soluble in aqueous H2 O2 solution, owing to perrhenate-H2 O2 interactions. Even more… (More)
DOI: 10.1002/cssc.201600373