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Photochemical oxidation of benzylic primary and secondary alcohols utilizing air as the oxidant

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A mild and green photochemical protocol for the oxidation of alcohols to aldehydes and ketones was developed. Utilizing thioxanthenone as the photocatalyst, molecular oxygen from air as the oxidant and cheap household lamps or sunlight as the light source, a variety of primary and secondary alcohols were converted into the corresponding aldehydes or ketones in low to excellent yields. The reaction mechanism was extensively studied.

Graphical abstract: Photochemical oxidation of benzylic primary and secondary alcohols utilizing air as the oxidant

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Submitted
25 Aug 2019
Accepted
11 Dec 2019
First published
11 Dec 2019

This article is Open Access

Green Chem., 2020,22, 471-477
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Photochemical oxidation of benzylic primary and secondary alcohols utilizing air as the oxidant

N. F. Nikitas, D. I. Tzaras, I. Triandafillidi and C. G. Kokotos, Green Chem., 2020, 22, 471
DOI: 10.1039/C9GC03000J

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