One-pot synthesis at room temperature of epoxides and linalool derivative pyrans in monolacunary Na7PW11O39-catalyzed oxidation reactions by hydrogen peroxide†
In this work, we describe a new one-pot synthesis route of valuable linalool oxidation derivatives (i.e., 2-(5-methyl-5-vinyltetrahydrofuran-2-yl propan-2-ol) (1a)), 2,2,6-trimethyl-6-vinyltetrahydro-2H-pyran-3-ol (1b) and diepoxide (1c), using a green oxidant (i.e., hydrogen peroxide) under mild conditions (i.e., room temperature). Lacunar Keggin heteropolyacid salts were the catalysts investigated in this reaction. Among them, Na7PW11O39 was the most active and selective toward oxidation products. All the catalysts were characterized by FT-IR, TG/DSC, BET, XRD analyses and potentiometric titration. The main reaction parameters were assessed. Special attention was dedicated to correlating the composition and properties of the catalysts and their activity.