• Francis A. Carey
  • Richard J. Sundberg
Part of the Advanced Organic Chemistry book series (AOC, volume Pt. B)


This chapter is concerned with reactions which transform a functional group to a more highly oxidized derivative. There are a very large number of oxidation methods, and the reactions have been chosen for discussion on the basis of their utility in organic synthesis. As the reactions are considered, it will become evident that the material in this chapter spans a wider variety of mechanistic patterns than that in most of the earlier chapters. Because of this range in mechanisms, the chapter has been organized by the functional group transformation that is accomplished. This organization facilitates comparison of the methods available for effecting a given synthetic transformation. The oxidants are grouped into three classes: transition-metal derivatives; oxygen, ozone and peroxides; and other reagents.


Ring Opening Styrene Oxide Allylic Alcohol Peroxy Acid Allylic Oxidation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Francis A. Carey
    • 1
  • Richard J. Sundberg
    • 1
  1. 1.University of VirginiaCharlottesvilleUSA

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