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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:, Email:

H. Firouzabadi, N. Iranpoor, K. Amani, Synthesis, 2003, 408-412.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2003-37343


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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Key Words

alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, ferric nitrate, heteropoly acids, oxidations

ID: J66-Y2003-1780