Carril, M.; Altmann, P.; Bonrath, W.; Netscher, T.; Schutz, J.; Kuhn, F.
Methyltrioxorhenium-catalysed oxidation of pseudocumene in the presence of amphiphiles for the synthesis of vitamin E
Vitamin E is an essential food component and antioxidant of major economic relevance. 2,3,5-Trimethyl-1,4-benzoquinone is a key intermediate in the production of vitamin E, which can now be selectively achieved through MTO-catalysed oxidation of simple and inexpensive pseudocumene (1,2,4-trimethylbenzene), in the presence of hydrogen peroxide and an appropriate amphiphile.
ISI Document Delivery No.: 915YG Times Cited: 2 Cited Reference Count: 34 Carril, Monica Altmann, Philipp Bonrath, Werner Netscher, Thomas Schuetz, Jan Euehn, Fritz Kuhn, Fritz/A-3113-2010 2 Royal soc chemistry Cambridge