Synlett 2013; 24(18): 2451-2453
DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1339840
© Georg Thieme Verlag Stuttgart · New York

Oxidation of Primary Alcohols to Aldehydes with N-Halamine-Containing Polymers

Akin Akdag*
Department of Chemistry, Middle East Technical University, 06800 Ankara, Turkey   Fax: +90(312)2103200   eMail: [email protected]
Perihan Öztürk
Department of Chemistry, Middle East Technical University, 06800 Ankara, Turkey   Fax: +90(312)2103200   eMail: [email protected]
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Received: 18. Juli 2013

Accepted after revision: 26. August 2013

13. September 2013 (online)

This work is dedicated to Professor S. D. Worley of Auburn University.


Polymeric N-halamines have been previously employed for organic reactions such as sulfide oxidation. In the present study, we employed polymeric N-halamines to oxidize primary alcohols selectively to the corresponding aldehydes in excellent yields. After reaction, the polymers can be recycled and then reused for the next reaction process.

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