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Modern Oxidation Methods

Jan-Erling Bäckvall

Hardcover, 336 Pages
First Edition, 2004
ISBN: 3-527-30642-0


Edited by one of the leaders in the field, this book fills a gap by comprehensively covering the topic, from classical to green chemistry methods. A plethora of well-established authors from all over the world cover every important aspect in their high-quality contributions.
By providing an overview of this huge topic, this is an unparalleled aid for any chemist working in the field.

Editorial Review

"Modern Oxidation Methods" is a valuable book for becoming acquainted with newer oxidation methods. The author has successfully assembled a representative digest from an enormous field, and this compendium will be of particular interest to chemists who need to develop cost-effective, environmentally friendly synthetic methodology.

For a long time, one could not simultaneously achieve atom economy and selectivity, but progress has now been made on this front, as is evident in the cleverly selected examples from this work. It's no longer a question of which stoichiometric oxidant offers the highest selectivity, but rather of which redox catalyst will effect the desired transformation under reoxidation by molecular oxygen or hydrogen peroxide. The palette includes everything from molybdates through TEMPO all the way to the biocatalysts. Methods with three or four linked catalytic cycles show the breadth of the research accomplished, and how selectivity and reactivity no longer require the sacrifice of atom economy.

Anyone who is interested in this field, and especially in green and (enantio)selective methods, should take a close look at this new book.


Recent Developments in the Osmium-Catalyzed Dihydroxylation of Olefins
Transition Metal-Catalyzed Epoxidation of Alkenes
Organocatalytic Oxidation - Ketone-Catalyzed Asymmetric Epoxidation of Olefins
Modern Oxidation of Alcohols using environmentally Benign Oxidants
Aerobic Oxidations and Related Reactions Catalyzed by N-Hydroxyphthalimide
Ruthenium-Catalyzed Oxidation of Alkenes, Alcohols, Amines, Amides, β-Lactams, Phenols, and Hydrocarbons
Selective Oxidations of Sulfides and Amines
Liquid Phase Oxidation Reactions Catalyzed by Polyoxometalates
Oxidation of Carbonyl Compounds
Mn-catalysed Oxidation with Hydrogen Peroxide