Understanding Selective Oxidations
Keywords:Catalysis, Kinetics, Mechanisms, Sustainable chemistry
AbstractFunctionalizing organic molecules is an important value-creating step throughout the entire chemical value-chain. Oxyfunctionalization of value-chain. Oxyfunctionalization of e.g. C–H or C=C bonds is one of the most important functionalization technologies used industrially. The major challenge in this field is the prevention of side reactions and/or the consecutive over-oxidation of the desired products. Despite its importance, a fundamental understanding of the intrinsic chemistry, and the subsequent design of a tailored engineering environment, is often missing. Industrial oxidation processes are indeed to a large extent based on empirical know-how. In this mini-review, we summarize some of our previous work to help to bridge this knowledge gap and elaborate on our ongoing research.
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U. Neuenschwander, N. Turrà, C. Aellig, P. Mania, I. Hermans, Chimia 2010, 64, 225, DOI: 10.2533/chimia.2010.225.
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