Oxidation of alkanes by barium ruthenate in acetic acid : Catalysis by Lewis acids

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  • Tai-Chu Lau
  • Chi-Keung Mak


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)766-767
Journal / PublicationJournal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 1993


Barium ruthenate in acetic acid-dichloromethane oxidizes alkanes at room temperature with appreciable rates and yields; the reactions are greatly accelerated by the presence of a few equivalents of Lewis acids.