Synlett 1996; 1996(5): 439-440
DOI: 10.1055/s-1996-5449
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A Practical Molybdenum-Catalyzed Oxidation of Alcohols by Sodium Percarbonate

Stéphane Maignien, Samia Aït-Mohand, Jacque Muzart*
  • *Unité ”Réarrangements Thermiques et Photochimiques” Associée au CNRS, Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, B.P. 1039, 51687 Reims Cédex 2, France
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Publication Date:
31 December 2000 (online)

The oxidation of alcohols by sodium percarbonate has been carried out at reflux of acetonitrile or 1,2-dichloroethane in the presence of catalytic amounts of both molybdenyl acetylacetonate and Adogen 464. Fair to high yields of the corresponding carbonyl compounds have been obtained from various primary and secondary alcohols.