Nitric acid (15 mol%) assisted in-situ generated hypobromous acid catalyzed aerobic oxidation of benzyl alcohols to aldehydes under metal-free aqueous conditions is described. Nitric acid plays a dual role as “H+” donor as well as secondary oxidant to convert bromide to a reactive species (BrOH) in presence of molecular oxygen from air.
Venkatanarayana Pappula and Subbarayappa Adimurthy
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