Oxidation of primary alcohols to aldehydes

by James

Description: Treatment of primary alcohols with PCC leads to formation of the aldehyde.
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Alex Goodnough February 21, 2012 at 5:13 pm

The title of this page is “Oxidation of primary alcohols to aldehydes,” But every example shows primary alcohols being oxidised to carboxylic acids. What’s the deal?

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james February 21, 2012 at 6:50 pm

Fixed. Thanks for catching that.

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