This work was supported by a grant from ATOFINA Chemicals, Inc.
Direct Liquid-Phase Sulfonation of Methane to Methanesulfonic Acid by SO3 in the Presence of a Metal Peroxide†
Article first published online: 26 FEB 2003
© 2002 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 42, Issue 9, pages 1019–1021, March 3, 2003
How to Cite
Mukhopadhyay, S. and Bell, A. T. (2003), Direct Liquid-Phase Sulfonation of Methane to Methanesulfonic Acid by SO3 in the Presence of a Metal Peroxide. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 42: 1019–1021. doi: 10.1002/anie.200390260
- Issue published online: 26 FEB 2003
- Article first published online: 26 FEB 2003
- Manuscript Revised: 3 DEC 2002
- Manuscript Received: 8 AUG 2002
- alkaline earth metals;
- C-H activation;
- methane activation;
Activation of methane by metal peroxides: Calcium peroxide serves as an effective radical initiator in the liquid-phase sulfonation of methane to methansulfonic acid (MSA) by SO3 [Eq. (1)]. Under the best reaction conditions a 91 % conversion of SO3 to MSA was achieved.