Oxidation of Alkanes by Periodate Using a MnV Nitrido Complex as Catalyst

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2846-2848
Journal / PublicationChemistry - An Asian Journal
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 20 Oct 2016


The design of catalytic systems that can selectively oxidize unactivated C−H bonds under mild conditions is a challenge to chemists. We report here that the manganese(V) nitrido complex [MnV(N)(CN)4]2− is a highly efficient catalyst for the oxidation of alkanes by periodate (IO4 ) at ambient conditions. Excellent yields of alcohols and ketones (>95 %) are obtained with a maximum turnover number (TON) of 3000.

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  • alkane oxidation, catalysis, C−H activation, manganese nitrido complex, periodate