Oxidation of Primary Alcohols to Carboxylic Acids - A Guide to Current Common Practice

Gabriel Tojo and Marcos I Fernandez 
Springer  January 2007  

Hardcover  116 p., 146 illus.,  ISBN 9780387354316      £68.00
This work provides an elaborated description of the experimental methods used for the oxidation of alcohols to acids. It supplies important data on possible interferences from protecting groups and functional groups, as well as on potential side-reactions. This is a must for anyone involved in the preparation of organic compounds.

Written for synthetic organic chemists in Academia and Industry; undergraduate and graduate students of Organic Chemistry.


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  • Oxidation of Alcohols to Carboxylic Acids via Isolated Aldehydes


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