Photoinduced oxidation of hydrocarbons with cobalt (III)-alkylperoxy complexes

Edgardo T. Farinas, Cattien V. Nguyen, Pradip K. Mascharak

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A set of cobalt(III)-alkylperoxy complexes, [Co(BPI)(OAc)(OOtBu)] (1), [Co(Me-BPI)(OAc)(OOtBu)] (2) and [Co(Cl-BPI)-(OAc)(OOtBu)] (3) where BPI is 1,3-bis(2′-pyridylimino)isoindoline, promotes photooxidation of alkanes at room temperature. Irradiation causes homolysis of the Co-O bond of the Co-O-O-tBu moieties in these complexes and produces tBuOO- radicals in the reaction mixture. Both tBuOO- and tBuO- (derived from tBuOO-) are responsible for the oxidation of the C-H bonds.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17-21
Number of pages5
JournalInorganica Chimica Acta
Issue number1-2
StatePublished - Oct 15 1997
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry


  • Alkylperoxy complexes
  • Cobalt complexes
  • Photooxidation of alkanes


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