Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences - Chemical Sciences

, Volume 107, Issue 5, pp 567–572

Oxidation of substituted benzylic hydrocarbons and naphthalenes by peroxydisulphate in the presence of metal ions

  • P Thirumalai Perumal
  • M Vivekananda Bhatt
Organic

DOI: 10.1007/BF02869487

Cite this article as:
Perumal, P.T. & Bhatt, M.V. Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (Chem. Sci.) (1995) 107: 567. doi:10.1007/BF02869487
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Abstract

Oxidations of various substituted benzylic hydrocarbons with peroxydisulphate in the presence of metal ion catalysts like iron, nickel, copper, cobalt, silver and cerium were examined. Among the metal ions copper (II) catalysed reaction gives products in excellent yield, whereas oxidation of naphthalene and substituted naphthalenes gives low to moderate yield of the products with peroxydisulphate — copper (II).

Keywords

Metal ion catalysed oxidationbenzylic hydrocarbonssubstituted naphthalenes and potassium peroxydisulphate

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Authors and Affiliations

  • P Thirumalai Perumal
    • 1
  • M Vivekananda Bhatt
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Organic ChemistryIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia
  2. 2.Organic DivisionCentral Leather Research Institute, AdyarMadrasIndia