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E-Journal of Chemistry
Volume 9, Issue 4, Pages 2141-2144

A Facile Procedure for the Conversion of Oximes to Ketones and Aldehydes with Potassium Dichromate in Dimethylformamide under Homogeneous Conditions

1College of Life Sciences, China Jiliang University, Hangzhou, Zhejiang 310018, China
2Sirnaomics, Inc., 401 Professional Drive, Gaithersburg, MD 20879, USA
3Centre for the Research and Technology of Agro-environmental and Biological Sciences (CITAB)/Department of Biology and Environment, Universidade de Trás-os-Montes e Alto Douro (UTAD), Apartado 1013, 5001-801 Vila Real, Portugal

Received 7 October 2011; Accepted 3 December 2011

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Oxidative cleavage of oximes to their parent corresponding carbonyl compounds using potassium dichromate-dimethylformamide system under homogeneous conditions in good yields is described. The main advantage of the present method is no need of preparation of hexavalent chromium-based reagents due to using a polar aprotic solvent.