Substituted phenol pollutants are produced as by products of many industrial processes. Aerobic oxidations for their degradation in the context of effluent treatment or environmental remediation often lack selectivity. In this work Co(II) and Cu(II) phthalocyanines-catalyzed approach is described that converts substituted phenols into less harmfull products. New cobalt(II) and copper(II) phthalocyanine complexes are used as catalyst for degradation of substituted phenols with different oxidants. The oxidation process exhibits remarkable selectivity and conversion owing to the fact that Co(II) and Cu(II) phthalocyanines work with high performance.