Liquid-phase oxidation of cyclohexene and of tetralin by N2O in the presence of onium salts under mild experimental conditions

László J. Csányi, Károly Jáky, János T. Kiss, István Ilisz, Péter Forgó, György Dombi

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Cyclohexene and tetralin can be oxidized to a slight extent by N2O in the presence of quaternary ammonium salt promoters under mild experimental conditions. In non-polar solutions, the higher yields of the oxidations of cyclohexene and tetralin are influenced by the donor-acceptor properties of the solvents. The changes in the IR spectrum of N2O lend further support to the assumption that ion-pair interactions between the solvated oxidant and the onium salts result in an enhanced rate of O-transfer from the oxidant. Onium-decavanadate ion-pair complexes are more effective promoters than simple onium salts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-54
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Molecular Catalysis A: Chemical
Issue number1-2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 14 2007



  • Cyclohexene
  • Ion-pair interaction
  • Liquid-phase oxidation
  • NO oxidant
  • Onium salts
  • Onium-decavanadate
  • Tetralin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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