Synlett 2005(5): 0872-0874  
DOI: 10.1055/s-2005-864797
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A Versatile Method for the Hydrogen Peroxide Oxidation of Alcohols Using PTC Condition in tert-Butanol

Bhupender S. Chhikara, Ramesh Chandra, Vibha Tandon*
Medicinal Chemistry Research Laboratory, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar Center for Biomedical Research, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007, India
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Received 17 August 2004
Publication Date:
09 March 2005 (online)


An efficient protocol for the oxidation of secondary and primary alcohols to the corresponding ketones and aldehydes and/or carboxylic acids using hydrogen peroxide as oxidant is ­described. A quasi-homogenous reaction system was obtained by t-butanol as solvent to achieve high yield of the product in short time.