Possibility of the Benzoic Acids Formation by Oxidation of Benzyl Chlorides in the Sand


Seeking the possibility of the formation of benzoic acids from benzyl halides in natural soil, a model oxidation reaction of the halides was carried out in the presence of water and soil in an open air under UV light irradiation. Addition of TiO2 to soil raised the yield of the acid, implying such a metal oxide plays a real catalytic role in this oxidation. By these supplementary experiments, one of the possibilities for the formation of benzoic acids in natural soil from benzyl chlorides was supported.

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M. Yamashita and M. Hata, "Possibility of the Benzoic Acids Formation by Oxidation of Benzyl Chlorides in the Sand," Journal of Environmental Protection, Vol. 4 No. 1, 2013, pp. 126-128. doi: 10.4236/jep.2013.41014.

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