Organic

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 PerumalAffiliated withDepartment of Organic Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science
  • , M Vivekananda BhattAffiliated withDepartment of Organic Chemistry, Indian Institute of Science

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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 oxidation benzylic hydrocarbons substituted naphthalenes and potassium peroxydisulphate