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Yb(OTf)3-Catalyzed Oxidation of Alcohols with Iodosylbenzene Mediated by TEMPO

Jean-Michel Vatèle*

*Université Claude Bernard, ESCPE, Laboratoire de Chimie Organique 1, UMR 5181 CNRS, 43 Boulevard du 11 Novembre 1918, 69622 Villeurbanne, France, Email:

J.-M. Vatèle, Synlett, 2006, 2055-2058.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-948181


A rapid oxidation of primary and secondary alcohols using catalytic amounts of TEMPO and Yb(OTf)3 in combination with a stoichiometric amount of iodosylbenzene afforded carbonyl compounds in excellent yields without over-oxidation. Oxidation of primary alcohols in the presence of secondary alcohols proceeded with good selectivity.

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Key Words

alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, iodosylbenzene, oxidation, TEMPO, ytterbium trifluoromethanesulfonate

ID: J60-Y2006-4570