Efficient and selective Al-catalyzed alcohol oxidation via oppenauer chemistry

Christopher R. Graves, Bi Shun Zeng, SonBinh Nguyen*

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A highly active and selective Al-based catalytic Oppenauer (O) oxidation is reported. Quantitative and selective oxidations of a variety of benzylic, propargylic, allylic, and aliphatic primary and secondary alcohols were achieved using nitrobenzaldehyde derivatives as the oxidant and simple aluminum compounds as precatalysts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)12596-12597
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
Issue number39
StatePublished - Oct 4 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Chemistry(all)
  • Biochemistry
  • Colloid and Surface Chemistry


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