Efficient and selective oxidation of primary and secondary alcohols using an iron(III)/phenanthroline complex: Structural studies and catalytic activity

Bhaskar Biswas, Afnan Al-Hunaiti, Minna T. Räisänen, Simone Ansalone, Markku Leskelä, Timo Repo, Yen Tung Chen, Hui-Lien Tsai, Anil D. Naik, Antoine P. Railliet, Yann Garcia, Rajarshi Ghosh, Niranjan Kole

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Abstract

An efficient catalytic system for the oxidation of alcohols has been developed by using iron(III) catalyst [Fe(phen) 2Cl 2]NO 3 (1) (phen = 1,10-phenanthroline) and H 2O 2 as terminal oxidant. A series of primary and secondary alcohols were oxidized into aldehydes and ketones in good yields and excellent selectivities after a short reaction time. The mononuclear iron(III) complex [Fe(phen) 2Cl 2]NO 3 was characterized by several independent methods. The X-ray structure shows distorted octahedral geometry around the Fe III center, which is in a high-spin state (S = 5/2) according to Mössbauer study.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4479-4485
Number of pages7
JournalEuropean Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
Issue number28
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct 1

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  • Inorganic Chemistry

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    Biswas, B., Al-Hunaiti, A., Räisänen, M. T., Ansalone, S., Leskelä, M., Repo, T., Chen, Y. T., Tsai, H-L., Naik, A. D., Railliet, A. P., Garcia, Y., Ghosh, R., & Kole, N. (2012). Efficient and selective oxidation of primary and secondary alcohols using an iron(III)/phenanthroline complex: Structural studies and catalytic activity. European Journal of Inorganic Chemistry, (28), 4479-4485. https://doi.org/10.1002/ejic.201200658