N,O-Ligated Pd(II) Complexes for Catalytic Alcohol Oxidation

Laura M. Dornan, Gráinne M. A. Clendenning, Mateusz B. Pitak, Simon J. Coles, Mark J. Muldoon

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N,O-ligated Pd(II) complexes show considerable promise for the oxidation of challenging secondary aliphatic alcohols. The crystal structures of the highly active complexes containing the 8-hydroxyquinoline-2-carboxylic acid (HCA) and 8-hydroxyquinoline-2-sulfonic acid (HSA) ligands have been obtained. The (HSA)Pd(OAc)2 system can effectively oxidise a range of secondary alcohols, including unactivated alcohols, within 4–6 h using loadings of 0.5 mol%, while lower loadings (0.2 mol%) can be employed with extended reaction times. The influence of reaction conditions on catalyst degradation was also examined in these studies.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2526-2534
Number of pages9
JournalCatalysis, Science & technology
Issue number8
Early online date17 Apr 2014
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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