Selective iron-catalyzed oxidation of benzylic and allylic alcohols

Benoît Join, Konstanze Möller, Carolin Ziebart, Kristin Schröder, Dirk Gördes, Kerstin Thurow, Anke Spannenberg, Kathrin Junge, Matthias Beller

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A convenient and selective oxidation of alcohols with hydrogen peroxide to give aldehydes and ketones has been developed. Using in situ generated iron chloride complexes [Fe(L3)2Cln] [n=0-1, L3 =6-(N-phenylbenzimidazoyl)-2-pyridinecarboxylic acid], aldehydes and ketones were obtained in good yield and excellent selectivity after a short reaction time at room temperature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3023-3030
Number of pages8
JournalAdvanced Synthesis and Catalysis
Issue number16
StatePublished - Nov 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • alcohols
  • catalysis
  • hydrogen peroxide
  • iron
  • oxidation


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