Biomimetic Catalytic System Driven by Electron Transfer for Selective Oxygenation of Hydrocarbon
Hydrocarbon oxyfunctionalization is a crucial industrial process. Most metallic catalysts require higher temperatures and often show lower selectivities. One of the intellectual approaches is the mimicry for bio-oxidation. We have established a biomimetic system with a nonmetallic redox center, composed of anthraquinones, N-hydroxyphthalimide, and zeolite HY, for selective hydrocarbon oxygenation by molecular oxygen. Selectivity of 95.8% for acetophenone and 66.2% conversion were accomplished for oxygenation of ethylbenzene at temperatures as low as 80 °C. The redox cycle, driven by one-electron transfer and product orientation by Zeolite HY, opens up the possibility of mimicking bio-oxidation under mild conditions.
G. Yang et al., "Biomimetic Catalytic System Driven by Electron Transfer for Selective Oxygenation of Hydrocarbon," Journal of American Chemical Society, vol. 126, no. 34, pp. 10542-10543, American Chemical Society (ACS), Sep 2004.
The definitive version is available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/ja047297b
Keywords and Phrases
1 Phenylethanol; 1 Phenylethylhydroperoxide; 2 Ethylanthraquinone; Acetophenone; Anthraquinone Derivative; Biomimetic Material; Ethylbenzene; Hydrocarbon; Hydroperoxide Derivative; N Hydroxyphthalimide; Oxygen; Phthalimide Derivative; Unclassified Drug; Binding Site; Catalysis; Catalyst; Chemical Interaction; Chemical Model; Chemical Reaction; Control Strategy; Decomposition; Dissociation; Electron Transport; Enzyme Substrate Complex; Hydrogen Bond; Molecular Mimicry; Oxidation Reduction Reaction; Oxygenation; Porosity; Protein Domain; Proton Transport; Reaction Analysis; Synthesis; Technique; Biomimetic Materials; Catalysis; Hydrocarbons; Oxidation-Reduction; Oxygen; Phthalimides; Spectroscopy, Fourier Transform Infrared; Zeolites
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