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Alkanes to carboxylic acids in aqueous medium: metal-free and metal-promoted highly efficient and mild conversions

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Abstract

A convenient and clean route to transform, in aqueous medium, various alkanes to carboxylic acidsvia single-pot carboxylation with CO and water, under mild conditions, has been achieved, proceeding efficiently and selectively even without any metal catalyst and any acid additive, at low temperatures; the relevant hydroxylating role of H2O and radical mechanisms are disclosed by radical-trap, H218O and DFT studies.

Graphical abstract: Alkanes to carboxylic acids in aqueous medium: metal-free and metal-promoted highly efficient and mild conversions

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The article was received on 15 Jan 2009, accepted on 13 Feb 2009 and first published on 09 Mar 2009


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B900853E
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2009,0, 2353-2355
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    Alkanes to carboxylic acids in aqueous medium: metal-free and metal-promoted highly efficient and mild conversions

    M. V. Kirillova, A. M. Kirillov, M. L. Kuznetsov, J. A. L. Silva, J. J. R. Fraústo da Silva and A. J. L. Pombeiro, Chem. Commun., 2009, 0, 2353
    DOI: 10.1039/B900853E

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