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A Practical Molybdenum-Catalyzed Oxidation of Alcohols by Sodium Percarbonate

Stéphane Maignien, Samia Aït-Mohand, Jacques Muzart*

*Unité ”Réarrangements Thermiques et Photochimiques” Associée au CNRS, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, B.P. 1039, 51687 Reims Cédex 2, France, Email:

S. Maignien, S. Aït-Mohand, J. Muzart, Synlett, 1996, 439-440.

DOI: 10.1055/s-1996-5449


The oxidation of primary and secondary alcohols by sodium percarbonate in the presence of catalytic amounts of both molybdenyl acetylacetonate and Adogen 464 gave fair to high yields of the corresponding carbonyl compounds.

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Key Words

Ketones, Aldehydes, Sodium Percarbonate, Molybdenum-catalysis, Oxidation

ID: J60-Y1996-480