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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.

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Submitted
15 Jan 2009
Accepted
13 Feb 2009
First published
09 Mar 2009

Chem. Commun., 2009, 2353-2355
Article type
Communication

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, 2353
DOI: 10.1039/B900853E

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