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Oxidation of cyclohexene in a simple capillary-microreactor


Basheer, C and Vetrichelvan, M and Perera, APP and Valiyaveettil, S and Lee, HK, Oxidation of cyclohexene in a simple capillary-microreactor, International Journal of Nanoscience, 4, (4) pp. 599-606. ISSN 0219-581X (2005) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1142/S0219581X05003310


A simple glass capillary-microreactor for studying the epoxidation of cyclohexene is described in this paper. Reaction conditions were optimized to achieve high reaction yield. The microreactor is easy to fabricate, fast and easy way for reliable catalyst screening in studying homogeneous oxidation reactions. Four different catalysts (i.e. manganese(II) and copper(II) metal complexes of Schiff and reduced Schiff base ligands) were synthesized and used. The reaction products were monitored by gas chromatography/mass spectrometry. The reaction performance was compared with conventional (batch scale) reaction. In both cases, catalytic activities and the product yields were found to be relatively higher for the copper(II) complexes when compared with the conventional route.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Chemical Sciences
Research Group:Analytical chemistry
Research Field:Analytical chemistry not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in the chemical sciences
UTAS Author:Perera, APP (Mrs Agampodi Perera)
ID Code:120569
Year Published:2005
Web of Science® Times Cited:4
Deposited By:Ecology and Biodiversity
Deposited On:2017-08-29
Last Modified:2018-09-10

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