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Epoxidation of Geraniol

Epoxidation of Geraniol: A Quest to Determine the Enantioselectivity of Two Epoxidation Procedures By: Ryan DeAngelis, Andre Mound Abstract The purpose of this experiment was to compare the enantioselectivity of the meta-chloroperoxybenzoic acid epoxidation procedure and the Sharpless Asymmetric Epoxidation. The enantioselectivity of each procedure in the epoxidation of geraniol was investigated via chiral shift 1H-NMR spectroscopy. The results indicated that the mCPBA epoxidation procedure did not exhibit enantioselectivity, whereas the Sharpless Asymmetric Epoxidation demonstrated enantioselectivity for the (2S, 3S)-epoxy […]