Quinone studies. Part III. Metal ion-catalysed oxidation of halophenols and halonaphthols by peroxidisulphate

  • P Thirumalai Perumal
  • M Vivekananda Bhatt


Oxidation of representative halophenols and halonaphthols by peroxidisulphate has been examined. The influence of metallic ions, viz. Cu2+, Fe3+, Ag+, on the above reaction has been studied. Cu2+ ion-catalyzed oxidation gives halo-1, 4-quinones in excellent yield. Potassium bis(biureto)cuprate(III) complex also oxidises halophenols to halo-1, 4-quinones.


Metal ion-catalysed oxidation halophenols halonaphthols peroxidisulphate halo-1, 4-quinones 


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  • P Thirumalai Perumal
    • 1
  • M Vivekananda Bhatt
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Organic ChemistryIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia

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