Palladium Phenanthroline Acetate Catalyst And A Method Of Oxidizing Side-chains Of Alkylbenzenes With Catalyst
White, Mark G.
Iretski, Alexei V.
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The method of oxidizing the alkyl groups of alkylbenzenes using palladium phenanthroline acetate or a palladium acetate with modified phenanthroline ligand catalyst. The palladium acetate catalyst with modified phenanthroline has the following formula: ##STR1##wherein R1 is selected from the group consisting of alkyl groups of from 1 to 3 carbon atoms, OH, and NO2 groups and halogen and hydrogen atoms with at least six of the R1 groups being hydrogen atoms in the ligand.
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