Co(ii), a catalyst for selective conversion of phenyl rings to carboxylic acid groups

Shashi Bhushan Sinha, Jesús Campos, Gary W. Brudvig, Robert H. Crabtree

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An inexpensive protocol for the conversion of -C6H4R into -COOH groups using Co(ii)-Oxone mixture as the catalytic system is described. A series of substrates containing substituted and non-substituted phenyl groups could be selectively converted into carboxylic acids. Initial mechanistic data have been provided.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)49395-49399
Number of pages5
JournalRSC Advances
Issue number90
Publication statusPublished - 2014


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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