Oxidation of organic substrates in aerated aqueous solutions by the Fenton reagent

Alexandra Masarwa, Sandra Rachmilovich-Calis, Naomi Meyerstein, Dan Meyerstein

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Abstract

There is only limited information about Fenton reactions involving organic substrates in oxygenated systems. In the presence of dioxygen, substrate radicals •R are generally converted rapidly into peroxyl radicals, •OOR, so that these radicals are the main reactive species in aerated aqueous systems under the majority of conditions. It is argued that the reactions of the peroxyl radicals with the transition metal complexes present in the solution are the key steps in determining the nature of the products and their yields.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1937-1943
Number of pages7
JournalCoordination Chemistry Reviews
Volume249
Issue number17-18 SPEC. ISS.
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2005

Keywords

  • Aerated solutions
  • Fenton reactions
  • Organic substrates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry (all)
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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