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Mild and selective vanadium-catalyzed oxidation of benzylic, allylic, and propargylic alcohols using air

United States Patent

August 27, 2013
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The invention concerns processes for oxidizing an alcohol to produce a carbonyl compound. The processes comprise contacting the alcohol with (i) a gaseous mixture comprising oxygen; and (ii) an amine compound in the presence of a catalyst, having the formula: ##STR00001## where each of R.sup.1-R.sup.12 are independently H, alkyl, aryl, CF.sub.3, halogen, OR.sup.13, SO.sub.3R.sup.14, C(O)R.sup.15, CONR.sup.16R.sup.17 or CO.sub.2R.sup.18; each of R.sup.13-R.sup.18 is independently alkyl or aryl; and Z is alkl or aryl.
Hanson; Susan Kloek (Los Alamos, NM), Silks; Louis A. (Los Alamos, NM), Wu; Ruilian (Los Alamos, NM)
Los Alamos National Security, LLC (Los Alamos, NM)
13/ 414,975
March 8, 2012
STATEMENT REGARDING FEDERAL RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC52-06NA25396 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.