Transition Metal Catalysis in Aerobic Alcohol Oxidation
CHAPTER 10: Overview: Representative Experimental Procedures, Comparative Tables and Conclusions
Published:21 Oct 2014
A brief overview is given of the most important procedures for the aerobic oxidation of alcohols catalyzed by transition metals, focusing on the different types of alcohols (primary, secondary and propargylic) and on the possibility of achieving this reaction in a selective way (aldehydes versus carboxylic acids when primary alcohols are used). Representative experimental procedures (including the preparation of nanocatalysts) are highlighted. Selected reactions in alternative solvents are also briefly mentioned, with the aim of catalyst recovery and reuse, and tables are appended to compare different catalysts.