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Published November 7, 2008 | public
Journal Article

Oxidative aromatization of olefins with dioxygen catalyzed by palladium trifluoroacetate


Molecular oxygen can replace sacrificial olefins as the hydrogen acceptor in the palladium trifluoroacetate catalyzed dehydrogenation of cyclohexene and related cyclic olefins into aromatics. One of the major drawbacks of the homogeneous system is the tendency of the palladium trifluoroacetate to precipitate as palladium(0) at elevated temperatures. The use of better ligands affords catalysts that can operate at higher temperatures, although they are less reactive than palladium trifluoroacetate.

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© 2008 American Chemical Society. Received July 23, 2008. We thank Professor Shannon Stahl for useful discussions. This work was supported by BP through the MC2 program.

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