Perumal, P.T. & Bhatt, M.V. Proc. Indian Acad. Sci. (Chem. Sci.) (1995) 107: 567. doi:10.1007/BF02869487
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).
Metal ion catalysed oxidationbenzylic hydrocarbonssubstituted naphthalenes and potassium peroxydisulphate