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Title: Autoxidation of Hydrocarbons: From Chemistry to Catalysis
Authors: Hermans, Ive ×
Peeters, Jozef
Jacobs, Pierre #
Issue Date: Nov-2008
Publisher: Baltzer Science Publishers
Series Title: Topics in Catalysis vol:50 issue:1-4 pages:124-132
Conference: 4th Irsee Symposium 2007 location:Isree, GERMANY date:07-10 June 2007
Abstract: This contribution summarizes our recent efforts to unravel the radical chemistry of autoxidations. Abstraction of the weakly bonded alpha H-atom of the primary hydroperoxide product by chain carrying peroxyl radicals is identified as the source of major end products such as alcohol and ketone/aldehyde. In the case of cyclohexane autoxidation, this reaction is even responsible for the majority of ring-opened by-products. In a second part, different approaches to autoxidation catalysis are discussed, ranging from transition metal ion catalysis to organocatalysis with immobilized N-hydroxyphthalimide.
ISSN: 1022-5528
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Centre for Surface Chemistry and Catalysis
Chemistry - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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