Master Organic Chemistry Reaction Guide

Oxidation of secondary alcohols to ketones using PCC

Description: Treatment of secondary alcohols with pyridinium chlorochromate (PCC) leads to ketones.
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5 thoughts on “Oxidation of secondary alcohols to ketones using PCC

  1. i was convinced with the mechanism of oxidation with chromic acid.. but, i wondered how does pcc work as a selective reagent here?!! now i understand how it does…

  2. 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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