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Fétizon Oxidation

Published Online: 15 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470638859.conrr230

Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents

Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents

How to Cite

2010. Fétizon Oxidation. Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents. 230:1055–1059.

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  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2010

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Abstract

The mild oxidation of alcohols into carbonyl compounds in refluxing benzene using silver carbonate absorbed on Celite as the oxidant is generally referred to as Fétizon oxidation, and the silver carbonate on Celite is often called Fétizon's reagent. Various other application of the Fétizon's reagent has been summarized. The advantage of this reaction is that the reagent can be simply removed by filtration. This reaction is found to be useful in the preparation of aldehydes, ketones, lactones, quinones, and quinoxalines.

Keywords:

  • Celite;
  • 1,4-hydroquinones;
  • sodium sulfate;
  • chloroquinone