J. Iran. Chem. Soc., Vol. 7, No. 2 June 2010, pp.441~446.

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Selective Oxidation of Alcohols to Aldehydes by Hydrogen Peroxide Using Hexamolybdochromate(III) as Catalyst

S.P. Mardur and G.S. Gokavi*

Kinetics and Catalysis Laboratory, Department of Chemistry, Shivaji University Kolhapur-416004, Maharashtra State, India

Anderson type hexamolybdochromate(III) was utilized as a catalyst for facile conversion of various aliphatic, benzylic and heterocyclic alcohols to corresponding aldehydes and ketones in good yields. The reaction was carried out in 50% aq. acetonitrile using hydrogen peroxide as the oxidant at 50 °C. The reaction was found to involve oxidation of the catalyst to its active Cr(V) intermediate by hydrogen peroxide.

Keywords: Anderson type, Alcohols, Oxidation, Homogeneous catalysis, Hydrogen peroxide

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