Homogeneous benzylic oxidation catalysed by some complexes of the platinum group

Jochanan Blum, James Y Becker, Hedva Rosenman, Ernst D Bergmann

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Abstract

The autoxidation of ethylbenzene and related compounds in the presence of a number of organic compounds of Rh, Ru, Pt, Ir, and Pd is investigated: RhCl(PPh3)3 is found to be a most effective catalyst in this reaction, whilst the application of RuCl2(PPh3)3 is limited to the oxidation of non-halogenated alkylarenes and requires the addition of polyhalogenoalkane as co-catalyst. The reaction mechanism is discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1000-1004
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society B: Physical Organic
DOIs
StatePublished - 1969
Externally publishedYes

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