Copper-mediated acetylation of alcohols by 2-nitropropane in the presence of dioxygen

József Kaizer, Zoltán Gréczi, Gábor Speier

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Abstract

This work describes the preliminary study of the oxygenation reaction of 2-nitropropane and the acetylation of alcohols by 2-nitropropane in the presence of O2 mediated by metallic copper or Cu(tmeda)(NO2)2 (tmeda = N,N,N′,N′-tetramethylethylenediamine). The oxygenolysis was performed in alcoholic solvents (methanol, ethanol, 2-propanol, 1-butanol, 2-butanol) under dioxygen pressure (1 atm) at 50°C and was followed by Glc. The results show that the formation of acetone is the main reaction and the corresponding esters are formed only in a maximum of 30% yield.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)91-97
Number of pages7
JournalReaction Kinetics and Catalysis Letters
Volume73
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2001

Keywords

  • 2-nitropropane
  • Acetylation
  • Copper
  • Dioxygenase
  • Oxygenation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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