Oxidation of secondary alcohols to ketones using PCC

by James

Description: Treatment of secondary alcohols with pyridinium chlorochromate (PCC) leads to ketones.
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Rajarshi Banerjee

If the byproducts are H2CrO3 and pyridinium chloride then bond G should never be formed and the bond J should be a bond formed with O-H

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Richard Zipper

How about the selective oxidation of benzylic alcohol via MnO2 ? We use that in class in synthesis problems.

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James Ashenhurst

Good suggestion!

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