Selective Oxidation of Xylenes to Toluic Acids

Document Type: Research Note


Department of Chemistry, Sharif University of Technology, P.O. Box 11365-9516, Tehran, I.R. IRAN


A mixture of manganese, cobalt and lead para-amino benzoates supported on silica gel is used to catalyze oxidation of xylenes to toluic acids in presence of oxygen or air. Reactions are clean and catalysts can be recovered easily and reused.


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