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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 5, Issue 2, Pages 365-369

Mild and Efficient Oxidation of Aromatic Alcohols and Other Substrates Using NiO2/CH3COOH System

Mohammad Kooti and Mehdi Jorfi

Department of Chemistry, College of Science, Shahid Chamran University, Ahvaz, India

Received 8 October 2007; Accepted 16 November 2007

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A variety of aromatic alcohols were efficiently oxidized to their corresponding aldehydes and ketones in good to excellent yields using nickel peroxide activated by acetic acid. Some thiols and amines were also readily oxidized by this oxidant under mild conditions.