Journal of the Iranian Chemical Society

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 441–446 | Cite as

Selective oxidation of alcohols to aldehydes by hydrogen peroxide using hexamolybdochromate(III) as catalyst

  • S. P. Mardur
  • G. S. Gokavi


Anderson type hexamolybdochromate(III) was utilized as a catalyst for facile conversion of various aliphatic, benzylic and heterocyclic alcohols to corresponding aldehydes and ketones in good yields. The reaction was carried out in 50% aq. acetonitrile using hydrogen peroxide as the oxidant at 50 °C. The reaction was found to involve oxidation of the catalyst to its active Cr(V) intermediate by hydrogen peroxide.


Anderson type Alcohols Oxidation Homogeneous catalysis Hydrogen peroxide 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kinetics and Catalysis Laboratory, Department of ChemistryShivaji UniversityKolhapurIndia

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