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UV light promoted ‘Metal’/‘Additive’-free oxidation of alcohols: investigating the role of alcohols as electron donors

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UV light promoted selective oxidation of primary and secondary alcohols has been demonstrated under ‘metal-free’ and ‘additive-free’ conditions. Under the optimized conditions, a variety of aromatic, heteroaromatic, and alicyclic alcohols have been examined for their transformations to the corresponding carbonyl compounds. The mechanistic studies emphasize the important role of substrate (alcohol) and solvent (DMSO) in the generation of superoxide radical which is a vital intermediate for the transformation. This study also highlights the role of air as the oxidant in the oxidation process. Further, the practical application of the strategy has also been demonstrated for the oxidation of the alcoholic moiety in cholesterol.

Graphical abstract: UV light promoted ‘Metal’/‘Additive’-free oxidation of alcohols: investigating the role of alcohols as electron donors

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The article was received on 19 Aug 2019, accepted on 25 Oct 2019 and first published on 06 Nov 2019


Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C9RA06490G
RSC Adv., 2019,9, 36198-36203
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    UV light promoted ‘Metal’/‘Additive’-free oxidation of alcohols: investigating the role of alcohols as electron donors

    P. K. Walia, M. Sharma, M. Kumar and V. Bhalla, RSC Adv., 2019, 9, 36198
    DOI: 10.1039/C9RA06490G

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