Metallo-deuteroporphyrins as catalysts for the oxidation of cyclohexane with air in the absence of additives and solvents
The catalytic properties of metallo-deuteroporphyrins derived from heme have been studied in the air oxidation of cyclohexane. We have found that these complexes without meso-substituents are higher active catalysts compared to the tetraphenylporphyrins in the investigated reaction. The influence of the central metals and substituents in the macrocycle on the activity of these porphyrins is discussed. The cyclohexane oxidation catalyzed by metallo-deuteroporphyrins may undergo a different mechanism from that proposed for cytochrome P-450.
Journal: Catalysis Communications - Volume 10, Issue 1, 10 October 2008, Pages 83–85