Carboxylic Acids from Primary Alcohols and Aldehydes by a Pyridinium Chlorochromate Catalyzed Oxidation
*Department of Chemistry, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH 43022, USA, Email: hunsenmkenyon.edu
M. Hunsen, Synthesis, 2005, 2487-2490.
A facile and quantitative preparation of carboxylic acids by a pyridinium chlorochromate (PCC) catalyzed (2 mol%) oxidation of primary alcohols and aldehydes using 2.2 equivalents and 1.1 equivalents of H5IO6, respectively, in acetonitrile is described here.
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