J. Iran. Chem. Soc., Vol. 8, No. 2 June 2011, pp.382~387.

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Oxidation of Benzylic Alcohols to Their Corresponding Carbonyl Compounds Using Ceric Ammonium Nitrate (CAN)/Brönsted Acidic Ionic Liquid

A.R. Hajipoura,b,*, L. Khazdoozb and A.E. Ruohoa

aDepartment of Pharmacology, University of Wisconsin, Medical School, 1300 University Avenue, Madison, 53706-1532, WI, USA
bPharmaceutical Research Laboratory, College of Chemistry, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan 84156, IR Iran

A chemoselective and efficient procedure for the oxidation of alcohols to the corresponding carbonyl compounds is reported using ceric ammonium nitrate in the presence of 3-methylimidazolium hydrogensulfate as Brönsted acidic ionic liquid ([Hmim]HSO4) as the solvent under mild conditions. The use of non-toxic and inexpensive materials, straightforward procedure, short reaction times and good yields of the products are the major advantages of this method.

Keywords: Oxidation, Alcohols, Ceric ammonium nitrate, Brönsted acidic ionic liquid

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