In aqueous medium, in the presence of dioxygen, metallic platinum is found to catalyse the oxidation of ethylene and propene to a mixture of ethane-1,2-diol and acetic acid, and propane-1,2-diol and acetone, respectively; only the 1,2-diol was formed, however, when carbon monoxide was added to the reaction mixture.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Journal of the Chemical Society, Chemical Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 1993|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Medicine