m-iodosylbenzoic acid as a convenient recyclable reagent for highly efficient RuCl3-catalyzed oxidation of alcohols to carbonyl compounds

Mekhman S. Yusubov, Marina P. Gilmkhanova, Viktor Zhdankin, Andreas Kirschning

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m-Iodosylbenzoic acid selectively oxidizes primary and secondary alcohols to the respective carbonyl compounds in the presence of RuCl3 (0.5 mol%) at room temperature in aqueous acetonitrile. Separation of pure products is conveniently achieved by scavenging any aryl iodide by ion exchange with IRA-900 (hydroxide form) or by simple extraction of the basic aqueous solution with water. The reduced form of the reagent, m-iodobenzoic acid, can be easily recovered from the ion-exchange resin or from the basic aqueous solution by simple acidification with HCl.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)563-566
Number of pages4
Issue number4
StatePublished - Mar 1 2007


  • Catalysis
  • Hypervalent iodine
  • Oxidation
  • Scavenger
  • m-iodosobenzoic acid


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