Synthesis 2017; 49(17): 4007-4016
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1588429
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© Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart · New York

Transition-Metal- and Halogen-Free Oxidation of Benzylic sp3 C–H Bonds to Carbonyl Groups Using Potassium Persulfate

Yixin Hu
Department of Chemistry, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai 200240, P. R. of China   Email: [email protected]
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Lihong Zhou
Department of Chemistry, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai 200240, P. R. of China   Email: [email protected]
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Department of Chemistry, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Road, Shanghai 200240, P. R. of China   Email: [email protected]
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We thank the National Natural Science Foundation of China (Grant No. 21372153) for financial support.
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Publication History

Received: 17 March 2017

Accepted after revision: 28 April 2017

Publication Date:
06 June 2017 (online)


Abstract

Aryl carbonyl compounds including acetophenones, benzophenones, imides, and benzoic acids are prepared from benzyl substrates using potassium persulfate as oxidant with catalytic pyridine in acetonitrile under mild conditions. Neither transition metals nor halogens are involved in the reactions.

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