Novel Oxidation of Phenols to Quinones by Hydrogen Peroxide in the Presence of Cobalt(II) and Manganese(II) Acetate
Department of Chemistry, Sharif University of Technology, P. O. Box 11365-9516, Tehran, Iran.
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Hydrogen peroxide readily oxidizes phenols to the corresponding quinones in the presence of cobalt(II) acetate or manganese(II) acetate as catalyst.