Catalysis Letters

, Volume 28, Issue 2–4, pp 263–267 | Cite as

Oxidation of primary amines over vanadium silicalite molecular sieve, VS-1

  • J. Sudhakar Reddy
  • A. Sayari


The mild oxidation of various primary amines with diluted hydrogen peroxide has been studied over vanadium silicalite molecular sieve, VS-1. The reaction leads to the corresponding oximes and imines. The nature of solvent was found to have a strong influence on the product selectivity. The use of chloroform favors the formation of nitroalkanes. Under similar conditions primary amines with no α-hydrogen, such as aniline, were oxidized mainly to the corresponding azoxy derivatives.


mild oxidation amines vanadium silicalites VS-1 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Sudhakar Reddy
    • 1
  • A. Sayari
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical Engineering and CERPICUniversité Lavai Ste-FoyCanada

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