Some aspects of the oxidation of organic substrates and synthesis of stereoregular chiral polymers
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The thesis has four chapters. The first chapter describes the oxidation of alcohols with molecular oxygen in the presence of recyclable polyaniline supported vanadium and molybdenum catalysts. In the second chapter, the oxidation of alcohols, alkanes and sulfides is demonstrated with copper(II) salan in the presence of 30% aqueous H2O2. The third chapter focuses on the selective oxidation of primary alcohols to aldehydes and sulfides to sulfoxides by the combined use of copper(II) salan and TEMPO. Molecular oxygen and 30% aqueous H2O2 have been employed as the terminal oxidants. The final chapter describes the synthesis and application of a chiral main chain polymer with optically active (1R,2R)-1,2-diamidocyclohexane for the asymmetric desymmetrization of cyclohexene oxide..
Supervisor: T. Punniyamourthy