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Facile and Selective Oxidation of Benzylic Alcohols to Their Corresponding Carbonyl Compounds with Sodium Nitrate in the Presence of Brønsted Acidic Ionic Liquids

Abdol R. Hajipour*, F. Rafiee, A. E. Ruoho

*Pharmaceutical Research Laboratory, College of Chemistry, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan 84156, Iran, Email:

A. R. Hajipour, F. Rafiee, A. E. Ruoho, Synlett, 2007, 1118-1119.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-973903

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A chemoselective and efficient procedure allows the conversion of benzylic and allylic alcohols into the corresponding carbonyl compounds with sodium nitrate as oxidant in the presence of 3-methylimidazolinium hydrogensulfate.

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Key Words

Brønsted acidic ionic liquids, ionic liquids, oxidation, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, nitrate

ID: J60-Y2007-1250