A facile catalytic oxidation of activated hydrocarbons to the carbonyl functionality mediated by Mn(II) complexes

Jia Fu Pan, Kwunmin Chen

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Selective oxidation of activated hydrocarbons to the corresponding carbonyl functionality was achieved with good to high material yields using novel camphor-derived ligands mediated with Mn(II) as catalyst. In general, the reaction proceeds smoothly with 5 mol% of catalyst and 2.0 eq. of t-BuOOH as oxidant in CH2Cl2 in 5-30 min.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)19-22
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Nov 20



  • Catalyst
  • Chiral ligand
  • Enone
  • Hydrocarbon
  • Oxidation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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