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Oxidation of Benzylic Alcohols with Urea-Hydrogen Peroxide and Catalytic Magnesium Bromide

Hee Joong Park, Jong Chan Lee*

*Department of Chemistry, Chung-Ang University, Seoul 156-756, Korea, Email:

H. J. Park, J. C. Lee, Synlett, 2009, 79-80.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1087391


Urea-hydrogen peroxide in the presence of a catalytic amount of magnesium bromide efficiently oxidizes primary and secondary benzylic alcohols into the corresponding aromatic aldehydes and ketones.

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Key Words

alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, hydrogen peroxide, urea, UHP, ionic liquids, magnesium

ID: J60-Y2009-0170