Activation of hydrogen peroxide by the nitrate anion in micellar media†
We present the activation of hydrogen peroxide by micellar imidazolium nitrates via H-bond formation in water, as shown by vibrational spectroscopy and supported by DFT calculations. Mechanistic insight into the interactions of the surfactant cation, the nitrate anion and H2O2 is given. The micelles solubilise and epoxidise cyclooctene in the aqueous phase.
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