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VO(acac)2: An Efficient Catalyst for the Oxidation of Aldehydes to the Corresponding Acids in the Presence of Aqueous H2O2

Dhrubajyoti Talukdar, Kiran Sharma, Saitanya K. Bharadwaj, Ashim Jyoti Thakur*

*Department of Chemical Sciences, Tezpur University, Napaam, Tezpur 784028, Assam, India, Email:

D. Talukdar, K. Sharma, S. K. Bharadwaj, A. J. Thakur, Synlett, 2013, 24, 963-966.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0032-1316914 (free Supporting Information)


VO(acac)2 catalyzes the oxidation of aromatic and aliphatic aldehydes to the corresponding acids efficiently and selectively in the presence of hydrogen peroxide as an oxidant. This method offers functional-group compatibility, easy workup procedure, and a short reaction time. The performance of titania-supported VO(acac)2 in the oxidation of aldehydes was also investigated.

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Key Words

aldehydes, carboxylic acids, catalysis, esters, peroxides, hydrogen peroxide, vanadium compounds

ID: J60-Y2013