• Biomimetic oxidation of N-nitrosodibenzylamine with molecular oxygen catalysed by chemical cytochrome P-450 in AOT reverse micelles

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      Chemical cytochrome P-450; aerosol-OT (AOT) reverse micelles; biomimetic oxidation; reductive activation of oxygen

    • Abstract


      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.

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      S M S Chauhan1 S Satapathy1

      1. Department of Chemistry, University of Delhi, Delhi - 110 007, India
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  • Journal of Chemical Sciences | News

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