Synthesis 1993; 1993(3): 295-297
DOI: 10.1055/s-1993-25851
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The Oxidation of Aromatic Aldehydes to Carboxylic Acids Using Hydrogen Peroxide in Formic Acid

Robert H. Dodd* , Mireille Le Hyaric
  • *Institut de Chimie des Substances Naturelles du C.N.R.S., F-91198 Gif-sur-Yvette Cedex, France
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Publication Date:
17 September 2002 (online)

Aromatic aldehydes and particularly heteroaromatic aldehydes 1 are efficiently and conveniently oxidized to their corresponding carboxylic acids 2 by hydrogen peroxide in formic acid at 4°C.