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Water Soluble Heterobimetallic Complex [CuZn (bz)3(bpy)2]BF4 a Catalyzed Selective Oxidation of Alcohols to Aldehydes Mediated by Hydrogen Peroxide in Aqueous Medium in the Absence of a Base and Co- Catalyst

[ Vol. 3 , Issue. 1 ]

Author(s):

Sunshine D. Kurbah, Arvind Kumar, Mrityunjaya Asthana, Sankey Shangpung, Angira Koch and Ram A. Lal   Pages 45 - 51 ( 7 )

Abstract:


An efficient and selective oxidation of alcohols to aldehydes in high yield in the absence of a base and co-catalyst using a newly synthesized water-soluble heterobimetallic complex [CuZn(bz)3(bpy)2]BF4 has been developed. No appreciable reduction in aldehyde yield occurred even after five recycles.

Keywords:

Alcohol, aldehydes, [CuZn (bz)3(bpy)2]BF4, 1H and 13C NMR, H2O2, selective oxidation.

Affiliation:

Department of Chemistry, Centre for Advanced Studies, North Eastern Hill University, Shillong- 793022

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