Petroleum Chemistry

, Volume 59, Issue 11, pp 1245–1248 | Cite as

Aerobic Liquid-Phase Oxidation of Para-tert-Butylcumene to Hydroperoxide

  • E. M. Yarkina
  • E. A. Kurganova
  • A. S. Frolov
  • N. V. Lebedeva
  • G. N. Koshel’Email author


The reaction of aerobic liquid-phase oxidation of para-tert-butylcumene (PTBC) in the presence of N-hydroxyphthalimide has been studied. It has been found that the selectivity for the tertiary hydroperoxide of PTBC is over 95–98% up to a hydrocarbon conversion of 35–50%. The reasonability of the use of this reaction in the process of joint production of PTBC and acetone is shown. The mechanism of the process is discussed.


N-hydroxyphthalimide hydroperoxide oxidation para-tert-butylcumene para-tert-butylphenol 



The authors declare no conflict of interest requiring the disclosure in this publication.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. M. Yarkina
    • 1
  • E. A. Kurganova
    • 1
  • A. S. Frolov
    • 1
  • N. V. Lebedeva
    • 1
  • G. N. Koshel’
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Yaroslavl State Technical UniversityYaroslavlRussia

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