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Mechanistic Insights into the Conversion of Cyclohexene to Adipic Acid by H2O2 in the Presence of a TAPO-5 Catalyst

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  • Sang-Ok Lee Dr.,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1EW, UK, Fax: (+44) 1223-336-017
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  • Robert Raja Dr.,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1EW, UK, Fax: (+44) 1223-336-017
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  • Kenneth D. M. Harris Prof.,

    1. School of Chemical Sciences, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
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  • John Meurig Thomas Prof. Sir,

    1. The Royal Institution of Great Britain, Davy Faraday Research Laboratory, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS, UK, and, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, New Museums Site, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3QZ, UK, Fax: (+44) 1223-334-567
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  • Brian F. G. Johnson Prof.,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, Lensfield Road, Cambridge CB2 1EW, UK, Fax: (+44) 1223-336-017
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  • Gopinathan Sankar

    1. The Royal Institution of Great Britain, Davy Faraday Research Laboratory, 21 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4BS, UK, and, Department of Materials Science and Metallurgy, New Museums Site, Pembroke Street, Cambridge CB2 3QZ, UK, Fax: (+44) 1223-334-567
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  • We thank the EPSRC (UK) for a rolling grant to Prof. Sir John Meurig Thomas and awards to Professors B.F.G. Johnson and K.D.M. Harris. We also thank Bayer AG, Leverkusen (Germany) for their support to Dr. Robert Raja, the Leverhulme Centre (UK), for supporting Dr. G. Sankar, Dr. M. Sanchez for helpful discussions, and Mr. G. Burns for technical assistance.

Abstract

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Die Konfiguration der 1,2-Cyclohexandiol-Zwischenstufe spielt eine entscheidende Rolle hinsichtlich der Geschwindigkeit und der Selektivität der Bildung von Adipinsäure aus Cyclohexen in einer lösungsmittelfreien Synthese. Ein Titan-haltiges Aluminophosphat-Molekularsieb (TAPO-5) erwies sich als effizienter heterogener Katalysator für diese Reaktion.

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