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Controlling selectivity in catalysis: Selective greener oxidation of cyclohexene under microwave conditions

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DatePublished - 15 Jun 2008
Issue number1-2
Number of pages6
Pages (from-to)154-159
Original languageEnglish


A smart and greener microwave approach to the selective oxidation of cyclohexene is reported whereby, depending on the reaction conditions, the epoxide (65% conversion, 75% selectivity), the enol (70% conversion, 80% selectivity) or the enone (> 99% conversion, 89% selectivity) can be obtained in a short period of time ranging from 1 to 20 min. A cobalt-salen-SBA-15 material was employed as catalyst. The reported solventless microwave protocol was simple, greener and more efficient compared to any other reported cyclohexene oxidations. (c) 2008 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.

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  • selectivity, heterogeneous catalysis, Co-salen-SBA-15, oxidation of cyclohexene, microwaves, HYDROGEN-PEROXIDE, EPOXIDATION CATALYSTS, MESOPOROUS SILICA, ALKENES, COMPLEX, SALEN, IMMOBILIZATION

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