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Chem Commun (Camb). 2003 Oct 7;(19):2414-5.

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

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  • 1Leiden Institute of Chemistry, Gorlaeus Laboratories, Leiden University, PO Box 9502, 2300 RA Leiden, The Netherlands.

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.

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