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ERIC Number: EJ941064
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0021-9584
Coordination Complexes as Catalysts: The Oxidation of Anthracene by Hydrogen Peroxide in the Presence of VO(acac)[subscript 2]
Charleton, Kimberly D. M.; Prokopchuk, Ernest M.
Journal of Chemical Education, v88 n8 p1155-1157 Aug 2011
A laboratory experiment aimed at students who are studying coordination chemistry of transition-metal complexes is described. A simple vanadyl acetylacetonate complex can be used as a catalyst in the hydrogen peroxide oxidation of anthracene to produce anthraquinone. The reaction can be performed under a variety of reaction conditions, ideally by different students in the same class, allowing for the accumulation of data that can be interpreted by students in their discussion of the reaction. Performed in the absence of the vanadium complex, the reaction does not produce any product. (Contains 1 table and 2 schemes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A