Partial oxidation of light alkanes by periodate and chloride salts

Steven E. Kalman, Dominik Munz, George C. Fortman, Nicholas C. Boaz, John Taylor Groves, T. Brent Gunnoe

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The efficient and selective partial oxidation of light alkanes using potassium periodate and potassium chloride is reported. Yields of methane functionalization in trifluoroacetic acid reach >40% with high selectivity for methyl trifluoroacetate. Periodate and chloride also functionalize ethane and propane in good yields (>20%).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5294-5298
Number of pages5
JournalDalton Transactions
Issue number12
StatePublished - Mar 28 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Inorganic Chemistry


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