Pathways of advanced oxidation of phenol by Fenton's reagent--identification of oxidative coupling intermediates by extractive acetylation.

@article{Poerschmann2009PathwaysOA,
  title={Pathways of advanced oxidation of phenol by Fenton's reagent--identification of oxidative coupling intermediates by extractive acetylation.},
  author={Juergen Poerschmann and Ulf Trommler},
  journal={Journal of chromatography. A},
  year={2009},
  volume={1216 29},
  pages={5570-9}
}
Homogeneous Fenton reaction (H(2)O(2)/Fe(2+) system) using significantly substoichiometric concentrations of H(2)O(2) oxidant to oxidize phenol was characterized focusing on the formation of stable aromatic intermediates. Beyond the most abundant benzenediols, the pattern of aromatic intermediates was chiefly characterized by hydroxylated biphenyls and diphenyl ethers with different degrees of hydroxylation. Hydroxylated dibenzofurans (DBF), p,p'-dioxins, as well as highly condensed aromatic… CONTINUE READING