This work was supported by KAKENHI (21350073).
Electrochemical Oxidation of Benzene to Phenol†
Article first published online: 5 DEC 2011
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Angewandte Chemie International Edition
Volume 51, Issue 2, pages 440–444, January 9, 2012
How to Cite
Lee, B., Naito, H. and Hibino, T. (2012), Electrochemical Oxidation of Benzene to Phenol . Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 51: 440–444. doi: 10.1002/anie.201105229
- Issue published online: 4 JAN 2012
- Article first published online: 5 DEC 2011
- Manuscript Received: 26 JUL 2011
- KAKENHI. Grant Number: 21350073
- active oxygen species;
- benzene oxidation;
- phenol synthesis
Gas-phase electrochemistry: The direct hydroxylation of benzene to phenol was investigated using an electrochemical cell. The production of phenol over a VOx anode was found to be significant at 50 °C. The resultant current efficiency for phenol production and selectivity toward phenol reached 76.5 and 94.7 %, respectively.