Catalysis by μ-Oxo Diiron(III) Complexes of the Methanolysis of Epoxides and the Addition of Alcohols and Thiols to Phenyl Isocyanate

Roy P. Houghton, Craig R. Rice

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Carboxylate-bridged μ-oxo diiron(III) complexes of the type 1 very efficiently catalyse (a) the addition of alcohols and thiols to phenyl isocyanate and (b) the ring-opening of epoxides by methanol, with their efficiency being dependent upon the size of the group R.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2265-2266
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - 1995
Externally publishedYes


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