Michael M Konnick

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Much of the recent research on homogeneous alkane oxidation has focused on the use of transition metal catalysts. Here, we report that the electrophilic main-group cations thallium(III) and lead(IV) stoichiometrically oxidize methane, ethane, and propane, separately or as a one-pot mixture, to corresponding alcohol esters in trifluoroacetic acid solvent.(More)
Direct partial oxidation of methane, ethane, and propane to their respective trifluoroacetate esters is achieved by a homogeneous hypervalent iodine(III) complex in non-superacidic (trifluoroacetic acid) solvent. The reaction is highly selective for ester formation (>99%). In the case of ethane, greater than 0.5 M EtTFA can be achieved. Preliminary kinetic(More)
The reaction of molecular oxygen with a Pd(II)-hydride species to form a Pd(II)-hydroperoxide represents one of the proposed catalyst reoxidation pathways in Pd-catalyzed aerobic oxidation reactions, but well-defined examples of this reaction were discovered only recently. Here, we present a mechanistic study of the reaction of O2 with trans-(IMes)(More)
Designing oxidation catalysts based on CH activation with reduced, low oxidation state species is a seeming dilemma given the proclivity for catalyst deactivation by overoxidation. This dilemma has been recognized in the Shilov system where reduced Pt(II) is used to catalyze methane functionalization. Thus, it is generally accepted that key to replacing(More)
An eta2-peroxopalladium(II) complex, derived from dioxygen addition to Pd(IMes)2 (IMes = bis-1,3-di(2,4,6-trimethylphenyl)imidazoline-2-ylidene), has been isolated and characterized. Subsequent addition of HOAc to (IMes)2Pd(O2) yields the first example of a hydroperoxopalladium species derived from molecular oxygen. The characterization and reactivity(More)
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