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An Environmentally Benign TEMPO-Catalyzed Efficient Alcohol Oxidation System with a Recyclable Hypervalent Iodine(III) Reagent and Its Facile Preparation

Xiao-Qiang Li, Chi Zhang*

*The State Key Laboratory of Elemento-Organic Chemistry, Nankai University, Tianjin 300071, P. R. of China, Email:

X.-Q. Li, C. Zhang, Synthesis, 2009, 1163-1169.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1087850


A highly efficient 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidin-1-yloxy (TEMPO) catalyzed reaction using recyclable 1-chloro-1,2-benziodoxol-3(1H)-one as the terminal oxidant allows the conversion of various alcohols to their corresponding carbonyl compounds in high to excellent yields at room temperature in ethyl acetate, which is an environmentally friendly organic solvent.

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Key Words

alcohol, hypervalent iodine, oxidation, recyclable, TEMPO, aldehydes, ketones

ID: J66-Y2009-1090