Moderate yields of benzaldehyde, benzyl alcohol and benzylamine are obtained by the biomimetic oxidation of N-nitrosodibenzylamine with molecular oxygen catalysed by water soluble anionic manganese(III) 5,10,15,20-tetraphenylporphyrin acetate/sodium dithionite/methylene blue in aerosol-OT (AOT) reverse micelles, under phase transfer conditions with AOT concentration higher than 10−3M. The formation of α-hydroxy-N-nitrosodibenzylamine and its decomposition products, benzaldehyde and benzyl alcohol in reverse micellar systems are governed by the ratio of water and AOT, pH and other changes in the microenvirpnment.
Volume 134, 2022
Continuous Article Publishing mode
Click here for Editorial Note on CAP Mode