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Effect of the halogen ligand in [Mn(salen)X] complexes on the catalytic styrene epoxidation in scCO2

Morales, Gabriel Y Delgado, S. Ximena Y Galeano, Luis-Alejandro (2015) Effect of the halogen ligand in [Mn(salen)X] complexes on the catalytic styrene epoxidation in scCO2. Journal of CO2 Utilization, 12 (4). pp. 82-85.

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[Mn(salen) X] (X = Cl, Br and I) complexes were synthesized with yields ranging 47–56%. The H2-salen ligand and complexes were characterized by elemental analysis, 1H- and 13C NMR, UV/Vis and FTIR spectroscopies. The obtained complexes were tested as active species in the catalytic styrene epoxidation in supercritical carbon dioxide under pretty mild pressure (8.0 MPa) as solvent using either iodosylbenzene or hydrogen peroxide as oxidizing agents. Both, conversion of styrene and yield of styrene epoxide were favored as the electronegativity of the halogen ligand in the complex raised. Benzaldehyde, phenyl methyl ketone, benzoic acid, and 1-phenyl-1,2-ethanediol were other by-products detected by GC/MS together with the targeted styrene epoxide throughout the catalytic experiments. Second stage treatment in the single-pot reaction under 140 °C and 1.0 MPa did not yield the corresponding styrene carbonate, probably because an opposite trend takes place in every one of the two stages of reaction regarding the catalytic activity of the [Mn(salen)X] complex respect to the electronegativity of the halogen ligand.

Tipo de Elemento: Artículo
Palabras Clave: Mn–salenCarbon dioxideEpoxidationStyrene oxidation
Asunto: Q Ciencias > QD Chemistry
Division: Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales > Programa de Química > Productividad
Depósito de Usuario: PhD Luis Alejandro Galeano
Fecha Deposito: 02 May 2018 22:30
Ultima Modificación: 02 May 2018 22:34

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