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Copper(II)-catalysed aerobic oxidation of primary alcohols to aldehydes

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Abstract

[CuBr2(2,2′-bipyridine)] catalyses the selective and very mild aerobic oxidation of primary alcohols to aldehydes in acetonitrile : water (2 : 1) in the presence of 2,2,6,6-tetramethylpiperidinyl-1-oxy (TEMPO) and a base as cocatalysts.

Graphical abstract: Copper(ii)-catalysed aerobic oxidation of primary alcohols to aldehydes

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The article was received on 09 Apr 2003, accepted on 19 Aug 2003 and first published on 03 Sep 2003


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/B308668B
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2003,0, 2414-2415
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    Copper(II)-catalysed aerobic oxidation of primary alcohols to aldehydes

    P. Gamez, I. W. C. E. Arends, J. Reedijk and R. A. Sheldon, Chem. Commun., 2003, 0, 2414
    DOI: 10.1039/B308668B

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