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Copper(II)-Catalyzed Aerobic Oxidation of Primary Alcohols to Aldehydes in Ionic Liquid [bmpy]PF6

Nan Jiang and Arthur J. Ragauskas*

*Department of Chemistry, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332, Email:

N. Jiang, A. J. Ragauskas, Org. Lett., 2005, 7, 3689-3692.

DOI: 10.1021/ol051293+


The system Cu(ClO4)2/acetamido-TEMPO/DMAP catalyses the room-temperature aerobic oxidation of primary alcohols to aldehydes in the ionic liquid [bmpy]PF6. The catalysts can be recycled and reused.

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Key Words

ionic liquids, oxygen, aldehydes, TEMPO, Copper

ID: J54-Y2005-1110