Selective Aerobic Oxidation of Activated Alcohols into Acids or Aldehydes in Ionic Liquids
Nan Jiang and Arthur J. Ragauskas*
*School of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332, Email: arthur.ragauskaschemistry.gatech.edu
N. Jiang, A. J. Ragauskas, J. Org. Chem., 2007, 72, 7030-7033.
Optimized selective aerobic oxidations in ionic liquids convert various activated primary alcohols into their corresponding acids or aldehydes in good to excellent yields. The newly developed catalytic systems could also be recycled and reused for three runs without any significant loss of catalytic activity.
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N. Jiang, A. J. Ragauskas, Org. Lett., 2005, 7, 3689-3692.