Molecular Oxygen as Oxidant in Heteropolyanion Catalysed Oxidations

Ronny Neumann, M. Levin

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Molecular oxygen was used as the primary oxidant in transition metal substituted heteropolyanion, SiM(H2O)W11O39 q-(M = Mn3+, Cu2+, Co2+, Fe3+), catalysed oxidative transformations of olefins in the presence of reducing agents. Product selectivity depended on the reductant used; thus in the presence of sodium dithionite allylic oxidation products were formed, collodial platinum and hydrogen catalysed epoxidation, and the use of sodium borohydride yielded saturated alcohols with both Markownikoff and anti-Markownikoff orientations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)121-127
Number of pages7
JournalStudies in Surface Science and Catalysis
Issue numberC
Publication statusPublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Catalysis
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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