Synthesis 2005(15): 2487-2490  
DOI: 10.1055/s-2005-872085
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Carboxylic Acids from Primary Alcohols and Aldehydes by a Pyridinium Chlorochromate Catalyzed Oxidation

Mo Hunsen*
Department of Chemistry, Kenyon College, Gambier, OH 43022, USA
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Publication History

Received 8 February 2005
Publication Date:
20 July 2005 (eFirst)

Abstract

A facile and quantitative preparation of carboxylic acids by a pyridinium chlorochromate (PCC) catalyzed (2 mol%) oxidation of primary alcohols and aldehydes using 2.2 equivalents and 1.1 equivalents of H5IO6, respectively, in acetonitrile is described here.

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