Wacker-type oxidation and dehydrogenation of terminal olefins using molecular oxygen as the sole oxidant without adding ligand

  • Wang Y
  • Gao Y
  • Mao S
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An efficient and economical palladium-catalyzed oxidation system has been identified. The oxidation system, characterized by not adding ligand and using molecular oxygen as the sole oxidant, can realize the Tsuji-Wacker oxidation of terminal olefins and especially styrenes to methyl ketones; in addition, this system can achieve tandem Wacker oxidation-dehydrogenation of terminal olefins to α,β-unsaturated ketones.

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  • Yu Fei Wang

  • Ya Ru Gao

  • Shuai Mao

  • Yan Lei Zhang

  • Dong Dong Guo

  • Zhao Lei Yan

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