Highly Selective Aerobic Oxidation of Alcohols

Seminar series
Organic Colloquium
Thu, Dec 12 4:00pm
MSB 3440
Speaker Shengming Ma
Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry
Department of Chemistry

Abstract. Aldehydes, ketones, and carboxylic acids are essential chemicals in academic laboratories, industry, and daily life. In this lecture, highly selective Fe(NO3)3-TEMPO-cocatalyzed room temperature aerobic oxidation of primary and secondary alcohols with the help of different additive to aldehydes (or carboxylic acids) and ketones will be discussed. Both pure oxygen and a slow stream of air may be applied. Combined with other reactions developed in this group, the related application to the efficient synthesis of some naturally ocurring allene and lactone products will be presented.