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Selective oxidation of cyclohexanol to cyclohexanone in the ionic liquid1-octyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride

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Abstract

Ionic liquid (IL) 1-octyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride was found to effectively intensify cyclohexanol oxidation and resulted in 100% conversion of cyclohexanol with 100% selectivity to cyclohexanone using hydrogen peroxide as an oxidant and WO3 as a catalyst. The effect of the IL as a solvent is discussed with the support of COSMO-RS theory.

Graphical abstract: Selective oxidation of cyclohexanol to cyclohexanone in the ionic liquid 1-octyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride

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Submitted
22 May 2011
Accepted
04 Jul 2011
First published
18 Jul 2011

Chem. Commun., 2011,47, 9354-9356
Article type
Communication

Selective oxidation of cyclohexanol to cyclohexanone in the ionic liquid 1-octyl-3-methylimidazolium chloride

L. Chen, T. Zhou, L. Chen, Y. Ye, Z. Qi, H. Freund and K. Sundmacher, Chem. Commun., 2011, 47, 9354
DOI: 10.1039/C1CC12989A

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