Cationic palladium(II) complexes as catalysts for the oxidation of terminal olefins to methyl ketones using hydrogen peroxide.

Qun Cao, David S Bailie, Runzhong Fu, Mark J Muldoon

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Ligated Pd(II) complexes have been studied for the catalytic oxidation of terminal olefins to their corresponding methyl ketones. The method uses aqueous hydrogen peroxide as the terminal oxidant; a sustainable and readily accessible oxidant. The choice of ligand, counterion and solvent all have a significant effect on catalytic performance and we were able to develop systems which perform well for these challenging oxidations.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2750-2757
Number of pages8
JournalGreen Chemistry
Early online date09 Mar 2015
Publication statusPublished - May 2015


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