Oppenauer oxidation

Definition: An oxidation of a secondary alcohol to a ketone involving an equilibrium between the alcohol and a reagent ketone present in excess, catalysed by a metal alkoxide.

ID: RXNO:0000047

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Articles referencing this term

Green alcohol couplings without transition metal catalysts: base-mediated β-alkylation of alcohols in aerobic conditions
Laura J. Allen and Robert H. Crabtree, Green Chem., 2010 , 12 , 1362
DOI: 10.1039/c0gc00079e