The chemoselective oxidation of alcohols containing electron-rich sulfur functionalities (e.g., 1,3-dithianes and sulfides) into their corresponding carbonyl compounds with the sulfur groups can sometimes be a demanding task in modern organic chemistry. A reliable method for this transformation, which features azaadamantane-type nitroxyl radical/copper catalysis using ambient air as the terminal oxidant is reported. The superiority of the developed method was demonstrated by comparing it with various conventional alcohol oxidation methods.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry