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Highly selective partial oxidation of methane to methyl trifluoroacetate

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Methane has been oxidized stoicheiometrically by cobalt(III) trifluoroacetate in CF3CO2H solution at 150–180 °C and 10–40 atm to give methyl trifluoroacetate in 90 ± 10% yield based on CoIII, which is reduced to CoII; in the presence of O2(1–5 atm) the reaction becomes catalytic with respect to the cobalt(III) salt, giving methyl trifluoroacetate as the sole product of the oxidation of methane by dioxygen.

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J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1990, 1049-1050
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Highly selective partial oxidation of methane to methyl trifluoroacetate

M. N. Vargaftik, I. P. Stolarov and I. I. Moiseev, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1990, 1049
DOI: 10.1039/C39900001049

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