Meerwein-Ponndorf-Verley Reduction and Oppenauer Oxidation Catalyzed by Heterogeneous Catalysts
a Department of Organic Technology, Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, b Jaroslav Heyrovsky Institute of Physical Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague
The article summarizes literature findings on Meerwein-Ponndorf-Verley oxidations on heterogeneous catalysts. including amorphous metallic oxides and zeolites that exhibit surface basicity or Lewis acidity. Attention is primarily focused on catalytic properties of high-silicate zeolites of ß-structure based on alumosilicates and titanosilicates. The reaction mechanism and high cis stereoselectivity of the catalysts are discussed. The reactions find use in the field of specialty chemicals.
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