Catalysis of autoxidation of 2,6-di-tert-butylphenol in water by metallophthalocyanine tetrasulfonates bound to polyelectrolyte supports

Kopkalli Y., Turk H.

TURKISH JOURNAL OF CHEMISTRY, vol.20, no.1, pp.54-61, 1996 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 20 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1996
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.54-61
  • Anadolu University Affiliated: No


2,6-and 2,10-Ionenes and soluble poly(vinylbenzyl)trimethylammonium chloride polyelectrolytes were synthesized and used as catalyst supports for cobalt-, iron- and copper-phthalocyanine tetrasulfonates on the autoxidation of 2,6-di-tert-butylphenol in water by molecular oxygen. Polyelectrolyte supported cobalt-phthalocyanine tetrasulfonate showed the highest activity in comparison with the supported analogous of iron- and copper-phthalocyanine tetrasulfonates. The supported metallophthalocyanine tetrasulfonates had better catalytic activities than the unsupported analogous for the reaction. The reaction yielded 3,3',5,5'-tetra-tert-butyl-4,4'-diphenoquinone as the only oxidation product of 2,6-di-tert-butylphenol. The extent of the reaction was affected by time, temperature, pH, the types and concentrations of supports and metallophthalocyanine tetrasulfonates.