Enantioselective electro-epoxidation of olefins by using an optically activ
e Mn-salen complex, (S,S)-N,N ' -bis(3,5-di-tert-butylsalicylidene)-1,2-cyc
lohexanediaminomanganese(III)chloride (3), as a mediator in a CH2Cl2 aqueou
s NaCl two-phase system was performed successfully in a simple undivided ce
ll under constant current conditions. Optimization of the electrolysis cond
itions and estimation of the reaction mechanism are discussed. (C) 2001 Els
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