Selective Catalytic Oxidation of CH Bonds with Molecular Oxygen (pages 82–112)
Prof. Emil Roduner, Prof. Wolfgang Kaim, Prof. Biprajit Sarkar, Prof. Vlada B. Urlacher, Prof. Jürgen Pleiss, Prof. Roger Gläser, Prof. Wolf-Dietrich Einicke, Prof. Georg A. Sprenger, Prof. Uwe Beifuß, Prof. Elias Klemm, Dr. Christian Liebner, Dr. Hartmut Hieronymus, Shih-Fan Hsu, Prof. Bernd Plietker and Prof. Sabine Laschat
Article first published online: 12 OCT 2012 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201200266
I don′t always use oxygen, but when I do… The use of molecular oxygen for selective oxidations is discussed and the importance of a dedicated theoretical and spectroscopic toolbox for investigations of catalysis is reinforced. Theory predicts that the two reactants can bind simultaneously to the zeolite supported copper center in the aerobic oxidation of benzene to phenol, see the figure.