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Jones Oxidation

Published Online: 15 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470638859.conrr349

Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents

Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents

How to Cite

2010. Jones Oxidation. Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents. 349:1564–1568.

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  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2010

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Abstract

Primary alcohols oxidation into carboxylic acids or the conversion of secondary alcohols into ketones using acidic chromic acid is generally known as the Jones oxidation, and the reagent of CrO3-H2SO4-H2O is called the Jones reagent. The study finds that this reaction might involve a radical intermediate or the conversion of Cr(IV) into Cr(II) species and the predominant mechanism is the transformation of Cr(VI) into Cr(IV) species. This is a fast reaction and does not show much selectivity. Various other mild oxidation methods using chromium (VI) have been developed. This reaction has been applied in synthesis for different ketones.

Keywords:

  • Corey–Schmidt oxidation;
  • Corey–Suggs oxidation;
  • carboxylic acids;
  • Jones reagent