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Epoxidation of Alkenes with Peracids

ChemieOrganische ChemieOxidationsreaktionen

This learning unit explains the epoxidation of alkenes with peracids. The mechanism, the effects of various substituents, the biological impact and practical setup are described.


  • Prof. Dr. Rainer Herges
  • Dr. Torsten Winkler


  • Dr. Guenter Grethe

Learning objective

  • Epoxidation with peracids
  • Mechanism and substituent effects
  • Stereochemistry of the epoxidation
  • Industrial applications

Important Keywords in this Learning Unit

Oxidation, epoxidation