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Surfactant/I2/Water: An Efficient System for Deprotection of Oximes and Imines to Carbonyls under Neutral Conditions in Water

Pranjal Gogoi, Parasa Hazarika and Dilip Konwar*

*Organic Chemistry Division, Regional Research Laboratory, Jorhat-785006, Assam, India, Email:

P. Gogoi, P. Hazarika, D. Konwar, J. Org. Chem., 2005, 70, 1934-1936.

DOI: 10.1021/jo0480287


I2 catalyzes the deprotection of oximes and imines to the corresponding carbonyl compounds under neutral conditions in a water/surfactant system at 25-40C in high yields.

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Key Words

Oximes, Aldehydes, Ketones, Imines, Green Chemistry

ID: J42-Y2005-240