Collect. Czech. Chem. Commun. 1984, 49, 2376-2381

Photochemical oxidation of ethylbenzene and other hydrocarbons in the presence of cobalt(III) 2,4-pentanedionate

Naděžda Žilkováa, Georgiy B. Shulpinb and Pavel Lederera

a Institute of Inorganic Chemistry, Czechoslovak Academy of Sceinces, 160 00 Prague 6
b Institute of Chemical Physics, Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Moscow, USSR


The photochemical oxidation of ethylbenzene in the presence of cobalt(III) 2,4-pentanedionate has been investigated. On the basis of results for the kinetics of chemical transformation of catalyst in the course of this reaction, a hypothesis is advanced concerning photoinitiating effect of cobalt(III) 2,4-pentanedionate on ethylbenzene oxidation.