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Highly Efficient Catalytic Aerobic Oxidations of Benzylic Alcohols in Water

Renhua Liu, Chunyan Dong, Xinmiao Liang, Xiujuan Wang and Xinquan Hu*

*Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Dalian, 116023, People's Republic of China, Email:

R. Liu, C. Dong, X. Liang, X. Wang, X. Hu, J. Org. Chem., 2005, 70, 239-244.

DOI: 10.1021/jo048369k


1 mol-% TEMPO and a catalytic amount of 1,3-dibromo-5,5-dimethylhydantoin and NaNO2 is a highly efficient catalytic system for the aerobic oxidations of benzylic alcohols in water.

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Key Words

Aldehydes, Oxygen, TEMPO

ID: J42-Y2005-160