Remarkable enhancement of catalytic activity of a 2:1 complex between a non-planar Mo(v)-porphyrin and a ruthenium-substituted Keggin-type heteropolyoxometalate in catalytic oxidation of benzyl alcohols

Atsutoshi Yokoyama, Kei Ohkubo, Tomoya Ishizuka, Takahiko Kojima, Shunichi Fukuzumi

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    Abstract

    A 2:1 complex composed between a non-planar Mo(v)-porphyrin complex ([Mo(DPP)(O)] +, DPP 2- = dodecaphenylporphyrin) and a ruthenium-substituted Keggin-type heteropolyoxometalate (Ru-POM), [SiW 11O 39Ru III(DMSO)] 5-, acts as an efficient catalyst for oxidation of benzyl alcohols with iodosobenzene as an oxidant in CDCl 3 at room temperature. The catalytic oxidation afforded the corresponding benzaldehydes, whereas neither the ammonium salt of Ru-POM nor [Mo(DPP)(O)] + alone exhibited catalytic reactivity under the same experimental conditions. This enhancement can be attributed to a large anodic shift of the redox potential of the ruthenium centre due to the complexation of the Ru-POM with two cationic {Mo(DPP)(O)} + units. The kinetic analysis demonstrated that the catalytic oxidation proceeded via formation of a catalyst-substrate complex, and electron-withdrawing substituents at the para position of benzyl alcohol accelerated the reaction. The rate constants of the oxidation reactions correlate to the bond dissociation energies of the C-H bonds of the substrate. A linear correlation was observed for logarithm of the rate constants of oxidation reactions of benzyl alcohols with that of hydrogen abstraction by cumyl peroxyl radical, indicating the reaction proceeds via hydrogen abstraction. The observed kinetic isotope effect (KIE) indicates that the hydrogen abstraction occurs from the benzyl group rather than the hydroxy group.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)10006-10013
    Number of pages8
    JournalDalton Transactions
    Volume41
    Issue number33
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2012 Sep 7

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    • Inorganic Chemistry

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