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Pd(II)-Hydrotalcite-Catalyzed Oxidation of Alcohols to Aldehydes and Ketones Using Atmospheric Pressure of Air

Nobuyuki Kakiuchi, Yasunari Maeda, Takahiro Nishimura and Sakae Uemura*

*Department of Energy and Hydrocarbon Chemistry, Graduate School of Engineering, Kyoto University, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan

N. Kakiuchi, Y. Maeda, T. Nishimura, S. Uemura, J. Org. Chem., 2001, 66, 6620-6625.

DOI: 10.1021/jo015770n

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A heterogeneous palladium(II) acetate-pyridine complex supported by hydrotalcite catalyzes the aerobic oxidation of a variety of primary and secondary alcohols into the corresponding aldehydes and ketones in high yields using atmospheric pressure of air as a sole oxidant under mild conditions in toluene.

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Key Words

aldehydes, ketones, air

ID: J42-Y2001