Oxidative cleavage of 1,2-diols to give aldehydes/ketones
Description: Treatment of vicinal diols (1,2-diols) with an oxidant such as NaIO4, HIO4, or Pb(OAc)4 cleaves C–C bonds and forms carbonyl compounds.
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Org. Synth. 1955, 35, 18
DOI Link: 10.15227/orgsyn.035.0018