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Table 2 The oxidation of different primary alcohols catalysed by (ProH)3[PW12O40]

From: Oxidation of 1-propanol to propionic acid with hydrogen peroxide catalysed by heteropolyoxometalates

Entry Substrate Product Conversion /% Yield /% Selectivity /%
1 1-propanol Propionic acid 87.96 65.62 74.61
2 1-butanol Butyric acid 85.56 61.38 71.74
3 1-pentanol Pentanoic acid 82.61 54.03 65.76
4 1-hexanol Hexanoic acid 80.23 50.87 63.41
5 Benzyl alcohol Benzyl acid 81.02 63.09 77.87
  1. Reaction conditions: n(substrate) = 10 mmol, n(catalyst) = 0.3 mmol, n(30%H2O2) = 30 mmol, 60 °C, 8 h