Alkyne oxidation by nonheme iron catalysts and hydroperoxides

Ju Yeon Ryu, Soonyoung Heo, Philsung Park, Wonwoo Nam, Jinheung Kim

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Alkynes were oxidized by hydrogen peroxide and tert-butyl hydroperoxide catalyzed by nonheme iron complexes under aerobic and anaerobic conditions: the formation of diketone and α,β-acetylenic oxidation products was significantly affected by the oxidants, and product yields were markedly influenced by the presence of O2.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)534-537
Number of pages4
JournalInorganic Chemistry Communications
Issue number4
StatePublished - Apr 2004


  • Alkyne oxidation
  • Hydroperoxide
  • Nonheme iron complex
  • Oxygen activation


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