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.
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- Process Chemistry and Technology
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry