Photooxidation of alkanes by oxygen catalyzed by CuCl2 in acetonitrile

  • G. V. Nizova
  • M. M. Kats
  • G. B. Shul'pin
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Abstract

The irradiation of a solution of anhydrous CuCl2, taken as a photocatalyst, and an alkane in acetonitrile in the air with visible light (λ>320 nm) leads to the formation of alcohol and ketone products.

Keywords

Oxygen Alcohol Acetonitrile Ketone Alkane 

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Copyright information

© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • G. V. Nizova
    • 1
  • M. M. Kats
    • 1
  • G. B. Shul'pin
    • 1
  1. 1.N. N. Semenov Institute of Chemical PhysicsAcademy of Sciences of the USSRMoscow

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