Selective dioxygenation of cyclohexane catalysed by hydrogen peroxide and dinuclear iron(III) complexes with μ-alkoxo bridges

Satoshi Nishino, Hiroyuki Hosomi, Shigeru Ohba, Hideaki Matsushima, Tadashi Tokii, Yuzo Nishida

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Several dinuclear iron(III) complexes with μ-alkoxo bridges gave predominantly cyclohexyl hydroperoxide in the reaction with cyclohexane and hydrogen peroxide, and similar results were observed when linear n-alkanes, such as n-nonane and n-octane, were used instead of cyclohexane. A mechanism for selective formation of the hydroperoxide is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1509-1513
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of the Chemical Society - Dalton Transactions
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1999 May 7


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