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Dr. Tapan Kumar Saha, Dr. Holm Frauendorf, Dr. Michael John, Dr. Sebastian Dechert and Prof. Dr. Franc Meyer Efficient Oxidative Degradation of Azo Dyes by a Water-Soluble Manganese Porphyrin Catalyst ChemCatChem 5

Version of Record online: 7 JAN 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/cctc.201200475

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Dangerous colors: [MnIII(tmpyp)] serves as an efficient catalyst for the oxidative degradation of azo dyes such as amaranth by H2O2, which is a simple and robust method for the treatment of colored industrial wastewater. Kinetic data reveal the transient formation of [MnIII(OOH)(tmpyp)] prior to the formation of two highly active species—[MnV(O)2(tmpyp)] and [MnIV(O)(tmpyp)]—both of which lead to the oxidative degradation of the substrate.

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