In this paper, theoxidation process of 2 -methylnaphthalene to vitamin K3, using a gold catalyst systems will be discussed. This catalysis process is based on the hypercrosslinked polystyrene, synthesized by the impregnation with solutions of precursors − HAuCl4·2H2O and Ph3PAuCl. The use of gold catalyst system, which has been synthesized using Ph3PAuCl, allows to obtain the main product − 2-methyl-1,4-naphthoquinone − with 72% yield.
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