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Novel Vanadium-Catalyzed Oxidation of Alcohols to Aldehydes and Ketones under Atmospheric Oxygen

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posted on 2004-01-22, 00:00 authored by Subbarayan Velusamy, T. Punniyamurthy
Oxidation of alcohols to aldehydes and ketones has been studied in high yields using atmospheric oxygen and a catalytic amount of V2O5 in toluene under heating (ca. 100 °C). Secondary alcohols can be chemoselectively converted into ketones in the presence of primary hydroxy groups.