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Selective oxidation of allylic alcohols with chromic acid

Kenn E. Harding*, Leslie M. May, Kevin F. Dick

*Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843, Email:

K. E. Harding, L. M. May, K. F. Dick, J. Org. Chem., 1975, 40, 1664-1665.

DOI: 10.1021/jo00899a040


Oxidation of allylic or benzylic alcohols to the corresponding aldehydes occurs using the simple Jones oxidation procedure without the need to use large amounts of expensive activated manganese dioxide or to use a chromic acid-pyridine reagent.

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Key Words

Jones Oxidation, Jones Reagent

ID: J42-Y1975-100