1981 年 39 巻 9 号 p. 805-812
The synthesis of organic acetates with the liquid-phase oxidation of hydrocarbons by transition metals is reviewed. This article described three reactions, i. e., a side-chain acetoxylation of methylbenzenes, a nuclear acetoxylation of aromatic compounds and an acetoxylation of olefins. According to the function of the transition metals, the reaction was divided into two types; a direct activation and an indirect activation of a substrate by the transition metals. In the former, the co-ordination of a substrate and oneelectron-transfer are included. The metal ions in the latter act as an oxidizing agent of halogen ions to its active species which reacts with a substrate to the acetate.
On the basis of the distribution of the reactions, the action of the transition metals in an individual reactin was discussed.