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Selective Iron-Catalyzed Oxidation of Benzylic and Allylic Alcohols

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  • Benoît Join,

    1. Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V. an der Universität Rostock, Albert-Einstein-Str. 29a, 18059 Rostock, Germany, Fax: (+49)-381-1281-5000
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  • Konstanze Möller,

    1. Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V. an der Universität Rostock, Albert-Einstein-Str. 29a, 18059 Rostock, Germany, Fax: (+49)-381-1281-5000
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  • Carolin Ziebart,

    1. Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V. an der Universität Rostock, Albert-Einstein-Str. 29a, 18059 Rostock, Germany, Fax: (+49)-381-1281-5000
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  • Kristin Schröder,

    1. Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V. an der Universität Rostock, Albert-Einstein-Str. 29a, 18059 Rostock, Germany, Fax: (+49)-381-1281-5000
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  • Dirk Gördes,

    1. Center for Life Science Automation (CELISCA), Universität Rostock, Friedrich-Barnewitz-Str. 8, 18119 Rostock, Germany
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  • Kerstin Thurow,

    1. Center for Life Science Automation (CELISCA), Universität Rostock, Friedrich-Barnewitz-Str. 8, 18119 Rostock, Germany
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  • Anke Spannenberg,

    1. Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V. an der Universität Rostock, Albert-Einstein-Str. 29a, 18059 Rostock, Germany, Fax: (+49)-381-1281-5000
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  • Kathrin Junge,

    1. Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V. an der Universität Rostock, Albert-Einstein-Str. 29a, 18059 Rostock, Germany, Fax: (+49)-381-1281-5000
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  • Matthias Beller

    Corresponding author
    1. Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V. an der Universität Rostock, Albert-Einstein-Str. 29a, 18059 Rostock, Germany, Fax: (+49)-381-1281-5000
    • Leibniz-Institut für Katalyse e.V. an der Universität Rostock, Albert-Einstein-Str. 29a, 18059 Rostock, Germany, Fax: (+49)-381-1281-5000
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Abstract

A convenient and selective oxidation of alcohols with hydrogen peroxide to give aldehydes and ketones has been developed. Using in situ generated iron chloride complexes [Fe(L3)2Cln] [n=0–1, L3 =6-(N-phenylbenzimidazoyl)-2-pyridinecarboxylic acid], aldehydes and ketones were obtained in good yield and excellent selectivity after a short reaction time at room temperature.

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