Oxidative C-C bond cleavage of primary alcohols and vicinal diols catalyzed by H5PV2Mo10O40 by an electron transfer and oxygen transfer reaction mechanism

Alexander M. Khenkin, Ronny Neumann

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Abstract

Primary alcohols such as 1-butanol were oxidized by the H5PV2Mo10O40 polyoxometalate in an atypical manner. Instead of C-H bond activation leading to the formation of butanal and butanoic acid, C-C bond cleavage took place leading to the formation of propanal and formaldehyde as initial products. The latter reacted with the excess 1-butanol present to yield butylformate and butylpropanate in additional oxidative transformations. Kinetic studies including measurement of kinetic isotope effects, labeling studies with 18O labeled H5PV2Mo10O40, and observation of a prerate determining step intermediate by 13C NMR leads to the formulation of a reaction mechanism based on electron transfer from the substrate to the polyoxometalate and oxygen transfer from the reduced polyoxometalate to the organic substrate. It was also shown that vicinal diols such as 1,2-ethanediol apparently react by a similar reaction mechanism.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14474-14476
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Volume130
Issue number44
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 5 2008

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1-Butanol
Alcohols
Electrons
Oxygen
Kinetics
Butyric acid
Substrates
Formaldehyde
Labeling
Isotope Labeling
Isotopes
Butyric Acid
Ethylene Glycol
Chemical activation
Nuclear magnetic resonance
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polyoxometalate I

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  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry

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