Oxidation of Amines and Imines by Mo(VI) and W(VI) Peroxopolyoxo Complexes

  • Francesco Paolo Ballistreri
  • Gaetano Andrea Tomaselli
  • Rosa Maria Toscano


Mo(VI) and W(VI) peroxopolyoxo complexes have been shown to be versatile oxidant agents toward a large variety of organic compounds. They can be employed as stoichiometric reagents or catalitically in the presence of dilute hydrogen peroxide as oxygen source. The application of suitable phase transfer techniques has played a relevant role in the development of such oxidation catalytic processes.


Hydrogen Peroxide Sulfide Alkene Alkyne Sulfoxide 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francesco Paolo Ballistreri
    • 1
  • Gaetano Andrea Tomaselli
    • 1
  • Rosa Maria Toscano
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento Scienze ChimicheUniversity of CataniaCataniaItaly

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