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A Facile, Catalytic Deoximation Method Using Potassium Bromide and Ammonium Heptamolybdate in the Presence of Hydrogen Peroxide in an Aqueous Medium

Nemai C. Ganguly*, Sujoy Kumar Barik

*Department of Chemistry, University of Kalyani, Kalyani 741235, India, Email:

N. C. Ganguly, S. K. Barik, Synthesis, 2008, 425-428.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2008-1032035


A simple, mild and efficient procedure cleaves a wide range of ketoximes and aldoximes to the corresponding carbonyl compounds in an aqueous medium using catalytic amounts of potassium bromide and ammonium heptamolybdate tetrahydrate in combination with hydrogen peroxide.

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Key Words

aldehydes, ketones, oximes, potassium bromide, ammonium heptamolybdate tetrahydrate, hydrogen peroxide

ID: J66-Y2008-0480