Catalytic Oxy-Functionalization of Methane and Other Hydrocarbons: Fundamental Advancements and New Strategies

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  • Joanna R. Webb,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Virginia, McCormick Rd., Charlottesville VA, 22904 (USA), Fax: (+1) 434-924-3710
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  • Dr. Tamara Bolaño,

    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Virginia, McCormick Rd., Charlottesville VA, 22904 (USA), Fax: (+1) 434-924-3710
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  • Dr. T. Brent Gunnoe

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    1. Department of Chemistry, University of Virginia, McCormick Rd., Charlottesville VA, 22904 (USA), Fax: (+1) 434-924-3710
    • Department of Chemistry, University of Virginia, McCormick Rd., Charlottesville VA, 22904 (USA), Fax: (+1) 434-924-3710
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Abstract

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The controlled conversion of methane to methanol requires C[BOND]H bond cleavage and C[BOND]O bond formation. A catalytic cycle incorporating 1,2-CH-addition and net oxygen insertion with late transition metals has been proposed for this conversion. This Minireview discusses the current state of the art for each step of the proposed catalytic cycle.

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