PolyVinylPolyPyrrolidone-Supported Boron Trifluoride (PVPP-BF3); Highly Efficient Catalyst for Oxidation of Aldehydes to Carboxylic Acids and Esters by H2O2

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1 Department of Chemistry, Rasht Branch, Islamic Azad University, Rasht, I.R. IRAN

2 Department of Chemistry, Ayatollah Amoli Branch, Islamic Azad University, Amol, I.R. IRAN


A highly efficient method for the oxidation of aldehydes to carboxylic acids using PolyVinylPolyPyrrolidone supported - Boron Trifluoride (PVPP-BF3) in the presence of 35% hydrogen peroxide has been developed in acetonitrile at 60 °C. This procedure cleanly oxidizes variety of aldehydes to the corresponding carboxylic acids. Oxidative esterification of benzaldehyde utilizing PVPP-BF3/H2O2(35%) is also reported in good to excellent yields in acetonitrile at 60 °C.


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