Solvent-Free and Selective Oxidation of Hydroxy Groups to their Corresponding Carbonyl Functions with Ferric Nitrate Activated by Heteropoly Acids
Habib Firouzabadi*, Nasser Iranpoor*, Kamal Amani
*Department of Chemistry, Shiraz University, Shiraz 71454, Iran, Email: firouzabadichem.susc.ac.ir, Email: Iranpoorchem.susc.ac.ir
H. Firouzabadi, N. Iranpoor, K. Amani, Synthesis, 2003, 408-412.
Keggin-type heteropoly acids revealed high catalytic activity for swift and selective oxidation of various hydroxy functionalities to the corresponding carbonyl groups using ferric nitrate as an oxidant under mild and solvent-free conditions.
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