Biomimetic oxidation of unactivated arenes with magnesium monoperoxyphthalate and a fluorinated iron pophyrin as catalyst lead mainly to p-quinones without involving phenols as reaction intermediates.
Formation of quinones in the iron porphyrin catalysed oxidation of benzene and alkylbenzenes by magnesium monoperoxyphthalate / Baciocchi, Enrico; Lanzalunga, Osvaldo; Lapi, Andrea. - In: TETRAHEDRON LETTERS. - ISSN 0040-4039. - STAMPA. - 36:(1995), pp. 3547-3548. [10.1016/0040-4039(95)00554-P]