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On the mechanism of the oxidation of cyclohexanone

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The parallel formation of hydroperoxide, lactone, and acids in the initial period of the initiated oxidation of cyclohexanone was established. The reaction RO2 + cyclohexanone → RO+lactone, RO → acid, explaining this fact, was proposed.

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    E. T. Denisov and L. N. Denisova, Izv. AN SSSR. Otd. Khim. N.,1963, 1731.

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Translated from Izvestiya Akademii Nauk SSSR, Setiya Khimicheskaya, No. 6, pp. 1108–1110, June, 1964

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Denisov, E.T., Denisova, L.N. On the mechanism of the oxidation of cyclohexanone. Russ Chem Bull 13, 1025–1027 (1964).

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  • Oxidation
  • Hydroperoxide
  • Lactone
  • Initial Period
  • Cyclohexanone