University Chemistry ›› 2016, Vol. 31 ›› Issue (5): 1-7.doi: 10.3866/PKU.DXHX201507016

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Research Advances in the Green Synthesis of Adipic Acid from Cyclohexane through One-Pot Method

Xiao-Jie LI,Hou-Jin LI*(),Rong LAI,Ke-Jia ZHU,Lian-Yun LI   

  • Published:2016-05-23
  • Contact: Hou-Jin LI
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Adipic acid(AA) has a wide range of industrial applications and is enormously demanded. However, there are many disadvantages such as high energy consumption, environmental pollution in the current industrial process. Development of environment-friendly and effective synthetic methods is in urgent need. This review mainly introduces the latest research progresses of green synthetic methods of adipic acid by direct oxidation of cyclohexane using clean oxidants such as O2 (air), H2O2 and O3.

Key words: Cyclohexane, Adipic acid, One-pot synthesis, Green oxidation