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Innovative direct synthesis of adipic acid by air oxidation of cyclohexane

Bonnet D, Ireland T, Fache E, Simonato J ...see all

Green Chem., vol. 8, issue 6 (2006) pp. 556-559 Published by The Royal Society of Chemistry

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Abstract

A single-step air oxidation of cyclohexane{,} based on a new lipophilic catalytic system{,} leads to the production of adipic acid with excellent results. The catalytic activity outperforms previous reported catalytic systems for this reaction{,} and provides an environmentally benign alternative to an important industrial reaction.

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Authors

  • Didier Bonnet

  • Tania Ireland

  • Eric Fache

  • Jean-Pierre Simonato

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