Effect of substituents on the Mn(III)Salen catalyzed oxidation of styrene

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Manganese(III)complexes of Salen, Br2Salen and (tert-butyl)4Salen ligands and their encapsulated analogues were prepared by the intrazeolite ligand synthesis (template synthesis) method. The oxidation of styrene was studied on the above catalysts using molecular oxygen as oxidant and tert-butyl hydroperoxide as initiator. The progress of the reactions was followed both by gas chromatography and by the oxygen consumed. The effect of the substituents on the encapsulation, on the catalytic activity and the effect of the encapsulation on the catalytic activity were studied and discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)95-102
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 12 2001



  • Aerobic oxidation
  • Intrazeolite synthesis
  • Mn(III)Salen
  • Ship-in-a-bottle complexes
  • Styrene oxidation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Process Chemistry and Technology
  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry

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