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Pure and Applied Chemistry

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Copper complexes for catalytic, aerobic oxidation of hydrocarbons

Shun-Ichi Murahashi1 / Naruyoshi Komiya1 / Yukiko Hayashi1 / Tatsuyuki Kumano1

1Department of Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering Science, Osaka University, 1-3, Machikaneyama, Toyonaka, Osaka 560-8531, Japan


International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry (XIX ICOMC), International Conference on Organometallic Chemistry, ICOMC, Organometallic Chemistry, XIXth, Shanghai, China, 2000-07-23–2000-07-28

Citation Information: Pure and Applied Chemistry. Volume 73, Issue 2, Pages 311–314, ISSN (Online) 1365-3075, ISSN (Print) 0033-4545, DOI: 10.1351/pac200173020311, January 2009

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Catalytic oxidation of hydrocarbons can be performed efficiently upon treatment with tert-butylhydroperoxide or peracetic acid in the presence of a low-valent ruthenium catalyst. Furthermore, aerobic oxidation of hydrocarbons can be performed in the presence of acetaldehyde using ruthenium, iron, and copper catalysts. Copper derived from copper chloride/crown ether or copper chloride/crown ether/alkaline metal salts have proved to be efficient catalysts. Further study revealed that specific copper complexes formed from copper salts and acetonitrile are convenient and highly useful catalysts for the aerobic oxidation of unactivated hydrocarbons.

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