Novel Vanadium-Catalyzed Oxidation of Alcohols to Aldehydes and Ketones under Atmospheric Oxygen
Subbarayan Velusamy and T. Punniyamurthy*
*Department of Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati, Guwahati 781039, India, Email: tpunniiitg.ernet.in
S. Velusamy, T. Punniyamurthy, Org. Lett., 2004, 6, 217-219.
Oxidation of alcohols to aldehydes and ketones were performed under atmospheric oxygen with a catalytic amount of V2O5 in toluene at 100°C. Secondary alcohols can be chemoselectively converted into ketones in the presence of primary hydroxy groups.
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