Electrocatalytic functionalization of alkanes using aqueous platinum salts

Michael S. Freund, Jay A. Labinger, Nathan S. Lewis, John E. Bercaw

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p-Toluenesulfonic acid is electrocatalytically hydroxylated to the alcohol,p-HO3SC6H4CH2OH, by a system consisting of aqueous PtCl2-4 as CH activation catalyst, phosphomolybdic acid as redox mediator, in an electrochemical cell containing a carbon cloth anode.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)L11-L15
JournalJournal of Molecular Catalysis
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 19 1994


  • electrocatalysis
  • hydroxylation
  • platinum
  • selective oxidation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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