By Francesca Cardona, Camilla Parmeggiani, James H Clark, Fabrizio Cavani, Tapan Kanti Paine, Teruyuki Kondo, Mark Muldoon, Michele Rossi, Masayuki Kirihara, Helene Lebel, Tsutomu Katsuki
The oxidation of fundamental and secondary alcohols to the corresponding carbonyl compounds is of primary significance in natural synthesis, end result of the broad use of those items as precursors and intermediates for lots of medicines, supplementations and fragrances. besides the fact that, conventional oxidants are frequently poisonous and liberate massive quantities of by-products. in its place, oxygen is without doubt one of the more affordable and not more polluting stoichiometric oxidants, and the implementation of a transition metal-based catalyst together with oxygen represents an rising substitute to the normal tactics. This ebook goals to offer an summary of the cardio oxidation of alcohols catalyzed via transition metals, and covers crucial advances within the final fifteen years. Following an introductory bankruptcy on homogeneous-, heterogeneous- and nano-catalysis, use of copper, ruthenium, palladium, gold, vanadium and iron are mentioned in flip. The booklet concludes with an invaluable assessment that incorporates consultant experimental strategies. This e-book will offer a worthwhile connection with natural chemists and eco-friendly chemists in academia and undefined.