Reaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters

, Volume 67, Issue 1, pp 83–88

Catalytic oxyfunctionalization of alkanes by manganese and ruthenium clusters

  • G. L. Tembe
  • P. A. Ganeshpure

DOI: 10.1007/BF02475831

Cite this article as:
Tembe, G.L. & Ganeshpure, P.A. React Kinet Catal Lett (1999) 67: 83. doi:10.1007/BF02475831


Di- and trinuclear clusters of manganese and ruthenium were used as catalysts in the oxidation of alkanes in the presence oftert-butyl hydroperoxide as oxidant. The investigations reveal marked differences in the reactivity of the manganese and ruthenium catalysts though structurally they have similar coordination environment. The probable mechanism of hydroxylation in these systems is discussed.


Manganese/ruthenium catalystsoxidationalkanestert-butyl hydroperoxide

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. L. Tembe
    • 1
  • P. A. Ganeshpure
    • 1
  1. 1.Research CentreIndian Petrochemicals Corporation LimitedVadodaraIndia