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Mild Oxidation of Benzhydrol by t-Butyl Hydroproxide in the Presence of Silica Supported Iron Porphyrin as a Heterogeneous Catalyst
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1  Department of Chemistry, Iran University of Science and Technology, Narmak, Tehran 16846-13114, Iran

Abstract: In this study, immobilized Iron (III) complex of meso-tetrakis(p-chlorophenyl) porphyrin [FeIII(TClPP)] on modified silica gel by 3-aminopropyl group has been used as a heterogeneous catalysts for oxidation of benzhydrol by t-butyl hydroproxide (TBH). The reaction was performed at room temperature to afford benzophenone in high yields and short reaction time. Furthermore, the catalyst can be reused for at least 3 reaction cycles without significant lose of its activity.
Keywords: Silica Supported Iron Porphyrin; Oxidation; Heterogeneous Catalyst; Green Chemistry; t-Butyl Hydroproxide (TBH); Benzhydrol.