Synthesis of Tertiary Amine N-Oxides-A Review

Xingwei Cai, Min Sha, Changping Guo and Ren Ming Pan*

School of Chemical Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology, Nanjing 210094, Jiangsu Province, P.R. China

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Oxidation reactions with environmentally acceptable oxidants such as molecular oxygen and hydrogen peroxide have been intensively studied. Recently, catalytic H2O2 oxidations of aromatic N-heterocyclic compounds to their corresponding N-oxides employing a biomimetic manganese porphyrin or methyltrioxorhenium as catalyst were reported. Other oxidants employed in the oxidation of tertiary amines include peracids, magnesium monoperphthalate, 2-sulfonyloxaziridines, dioxiranes, etc.


Tertiary amine, Oxidant, Tertiary amine oxide, Catalyst, Molecular oxygen.

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  • Asian J. Chem. /
  •  2012 /
  •  24(9) /
  •  pp 3781-3784