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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


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