Clean and Highly Selective Oxidation of Alcohols in an Ionic Liquid by Using an Ion-Supported Hypervalent Iodine(III) Reagent
Weixing Qian, Erlei Jin, Weiliang Bao, Yongmin Zhang*
*Department of Chemistry, Zhejiang University, Xi Xi Campus, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310028, P. R. China , Email: yminzhangmail.hz.zj.cn
W. Qian, E. Jin, W. Bao, Y. Zhang, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2005, 44, 952-955.
DOI: 10.1002/anie.200461889 (free Supporting Information)
[dibmim][BF4] can be used for the oxidation of alcohols to carbonyl compounds. This oxidizing agent offers a high degree of selectivity for the oxidation of primary alcohols to carbonyl compounds without oxidation to carboxylic acids in ionic liquids. [dibmim][BF4] can be reused after oxidation with peracetic acid.
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W. Qian, L. Pei, Synlett, 2006, 709-712.