Aluminum isopropoxide (Oppenauer Oxidation)

Oppenauer oxidation uses metal alkoxides (aluminum isopropoxide) for the oxidation of primary and secondary alcohols with ketones. Ketones act as hydrogen acceptors. This method used in the synthesis of natural products. The reaction conditions are mild, most functional groups are tolerated (alkenes, alkynes, esters, amides, etc.) Isomerization of double bond in oppenauer oxidation, to get […]