Oxidation of aromatic alkenes and alkynes catalyzed by a hexa-acetonitrile iron( ii ) ionic complex [Fe(CH 3 CN) 6 ][BF 4 ] 2 Academic Article uri icon


  • © 2018 The Royal Society of Chemistry and the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. Oxidative cleavage of aromatic alkenes and oxidation of alkynes have been catalyzed by a simple Fe(ii) complex [Fe(CH3CN)6][BF4]2 using H2O2 as an oxidant at room temperature. A free radical mechanism has been proposed involving the peroxy (OOH) radical to account for our experimental findings.

author list (cited authors)

  • Yap, C. P., Ng, J. K., Madrahimov, S., Bengali, A. A., Chwee, T. S., & Fan, W. Y.

citation count

  • 4

publication date

  • January 2018