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Cu(II)-Catalyzed Selective Aerobic Oxidation of Alcohols under Mild Conditions

Nan Jiang and Arthur J. Ragauskas*

*Department of Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332, Ohio 45268, Email:

N. Jiang, A. J. Ragauskas, J. Org. Chem., 2006, 71, 7087-7090.

DOI: 10.1021/jo060837y


A four-component system consisting of acetamido-TEMPO/Cu(ClO4)2/TMDP/DABCO in DMSO allows an efficient room-temperature aerobic alcohol oxidation of various alcohols into their corresponding aldehydes or ketones in good to excellent yields. The catalytic system can be recycled.

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Key Words

Aldehydes, Oxygen, TEMPO, Copper

ID: J42-Y2006-2800