Towards an environmentally acceptable heterogeneous catalytic method of producing adipic acid by the oxidation of hydrocarbons in air

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  • R Raja
  • Sang Lee
  • M Sanchez-Sanchez
  • G Sankar
  • BFG Johnson
  • JM Thomas

Colleges, School and Institutes


A survey is given of the catalytic methods potentially available for the production of adipic acid by the oxidation of readily available hydrocarbon precursors under environmentally benign conditions. Encouraging results are reported using H2O2 as oxidant and microporous FeAlPO-5 as catalyst at moderate temperatures.


Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)85-88
Number of pages4
JournalTopics in Catalysis
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2002