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Kinetics of N-Phosphonomethyl Iminodiacetic Acid Catalytic Oxidation with Hydrogen Peroxide Under the Phase-Transfer Conditions


Oxidation of the N–phosphonomethyl iminodiacetic acid (PMIDA) with hydrogen peroxide in a two-phase system (aqueous phase—organic phase) in the presence of the [(Octn)3NMe]3{PO4[WO(O2)2]4} catalyst was studied and the kinetic parameters of this reaction were determined. It was found that the PMIDA oxidation with aqueous H2O2 proceeds only in the presence of the catalyst giving PMIDA N-oxide as the main product. Under the studied conditions, the reaction orders with respect to the reagents (PMIDA and H2O2) and the catalyst were found to be the first. The apparent activation energy of the reaction for the temperature range of 313–343 K is 37 ± 3 kJ/mol.

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This work was supported by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education of the Russian Federation within the governmental order for Boreskov Institute of Catalysis (project AAA-A21-121011390007-7).

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Yushchenko, D.Y., Pai, Z.P. & Khlebnikova, T.B. Kinetics of N-Phosphonomethyl Iminodiacetic Acid Catalytic Oxidation with Hydrogen Peroxide Under the Phase-Transfer Conditions. Catal Lett (2021).

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  • N-phosphonomethyl iminodiacetic acid N-oxide
  • Metal complex catalysis
  • Phase transfer catalysis
  • Catalytic oxidation
  • Hydrogen peroxide