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Controlled and Predictably Selective Oxidation of Activated and Unactivated C(sp3)-H Bonds Catalyzed by a Molybdenum-Based Metallomicellar Catalyst in Water

Prabaharan Thiruvengetam and Dillip Kumar Chand*

*Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai 600036, India, Email:

P. Thiruvengetam, D. K. Chand, J. Org. Chem., 2022, 87, 4061-4077.

DOI: 10.1021/acs.joc.1c02855

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Cost-effective and widely applicable protocols for controlled and predictably selective oxidation of methyl-/alkylarenes to corresponding value-added carbonyls have been developed, using a surfactant-based oxodiperoxo molybdenum catalyst in water and hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) as an environmentally benign green oxidant without any external base, additive, or cocatalyst.

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Key Words

aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, hydrogen peroxide, green chemistry

ID: J42-Y2022