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Hydrogen Peroxide as a Green Oxidant for the Selective Catalytic Oxidation of Benzylic and Heterocyclic Alcohols in Different Media: An Overview

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Department of Chemistry, Alzahra University, Vanak, Tehran 1993893973, Iran
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Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Tehran 1678815811, Iran
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Chemistry 2020, 2(1), 101-178; https://doi.org/10.3390/chemistry2010010
Received: 3 January 2020 / Revised: 14 February 2020 / Accepted: 22 February 2020 / Published: 5 March 2020
Among a plethora of known and established oxidant in organic chemistry, hydrogen peroxide stands in a special position. It is commercially and inexpensively available, highly effective, selective, and more importantly it is compatible with current environmental concerns, dictated by principles of green chemistry. Several chemicals or their intermediates that are important in our daily life such as pharmaceuticals, flavors, fragrances, etc. are products of oxidation of alcohols. In this review, we introduce hydrogen peroxide as an effective, selective, green and privileged oxidant for the catalyzed oxidation of primary and secondary benzylic and heterocyclic alcohols to corresponding carbonyl compounds in different media such as aqueous media, under solvent-free conditions, various organic solvent, and dual-phase system. View Full-Text
Keywords: selective catalytic oxidation; benzylic alcohols; heterocyclic alcohols; hydrogen peroxide; green oxidant; aqueous media; solvent-free conditions; organic solvents; dual-phase system selective catalytic oxidation; benzylic alcohols; heterocyclic alcohols; hydrogen peroxide; green oxidant; aqueous media; solvent-free conditions; organic solvents; dual-phase system
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M. Heravi, M.; Ghalavand, N.; Hashemi, E. Hydrogen Peroxide as a Green Oxidant for the Selective Catalytic Oxidation of Benzylic and Heterocyclic Alcohols in Different Media: An Overview. Chemistry 2020, 2, 101-178.

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