Catalytic and asymmetric aziridination of alkenes catalysed by a chiral manganese porphyrin complex

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2373-2374
Journal / PublicationChemical Communications
Issue number24
Publication statusPublished - 1997


A D4-manganese(III) porphyrin is utilized to catalyze aziridination of styrene-type substrates with enantiomeric excess ranging from 43 to 68%; evidence for a MnIV reactive intermediate in the catalysis was obtained from spectroscopic studies and organic product analysis.