Synlett 2007(10): 1565-1568  
DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-982550
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In Situ Generation of 2-Iodoxybenzoic Acid (IBX) in the Presence of Tetraphenylphosphonium Monoperoxysulfate (TPPP) for the Conversion of Primary Alcohols into the Corresponding Aldehydes

Philip C. Bulman Page*a, Louise F. Applebya, Benjamin R. Buckleya, Steven M. Allina, Michael J. McKenzieb
a Department of Chemistry, Loughborough University, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3TU, UK
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b Charnwood Molecular Ltd., The Heritage Building, Beaumont Court, Prince William Road, Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 5GA, UK
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Received 11 April 2007
Publication Date:
06 June 2007 (online)


Primary alcohols are oxidized to the corresponding aldehydes by tetraphenylphosphonium monoperoxysulfate (TPPP) in the presence of catalytic 2-iodobenzoic acid. Overoxidation to ­carboxylic acids is not observed, in contrast to the use of catalytic 2-iodobenzoic acid with Oxone® as reoxidant.