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Sarett Oxidation

Published Online: 15 SEP 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470638859.conrr559

Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents

Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents

How to Cite

2010. Sarett Oxidation. Comprehensive Organic Name Reactions and Reagents. 559:2476–2479.

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  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2010

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Abstract

The mild oxidation of primary or secondary alcohols into corresponding aldehydes or ketones using chromium trioxide and pyridine complex as the oxidant is generally referred to as the Sarett oxidation. The complex from anhydrous chromium trioxide and pyridine is commonly termed the Sarett's reagent. All the advantages and preparation of the Sarett reagent have been discussed. This reaction has many applications in organic synthesis.

Keywords:

  • α-oxidation;
  • chromium trioxide;
  • methylene chloride;
  • pyridine complex