Oxidation of Organic Substrates Catalyzed by Novel Mixed-Ligand Chromium(III) Complexes

Research paper by Debabrata Chatterjee, Sanghamitra Mukherjee, Bidhan Chandra Roy

Indexed on: 01 Nov '00Published on: 01 Nov '00Published in: Reaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters


Novel [CrIII(amp)(bipy)(Cl)] (1) (H2amp = N-(hydroxyphenyl)salicyldimine; bipy = 2,2′-bipyridyl) and [CrIII(app)(bipy)(Cl)]+ (2) (H2app = N-(hydroxyphenyl)pyridine-2-carboxaldimine; bipy = 2,2′-bipyridyl) complexes have been synthesized and characterized by physico-chemical methods. Complexes 1 and 2 have been employed as catalysts in the oxidation of both saturated and unsaturated hydrocarbons using tert-butylhydroperoxide (t-BuOOH). The significance of the results with respect to oxo-functionalization of C-H bonds both in unsaturated and saturated hydrocarbons is noted.