NMO·TPB: a selectivity variation on the Ley-Griffith TPAP oxidation

Peter W. Moore, Paul M. Mirzayans, Craig M. Williams*

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A non-hygroscopic tetraphenylborate salt of N-methylmorpholine-N-oxide (NMO) is reported (NMO·TPB), which modulates the standard Ley-Griffith oxidation such that benzylic and allylic alcohols are oxidised selectively. An attractive feature of this new protocol is that anhydrous conditions are not required for this selective tetra-n-propylammonium perruthenate (TPAP) oxidation, superseding the requirement of molecular sieves.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3567-3571
Number of pages5
JournalChemistry - A European Journal
Issue number9
Early online date21 Jan 2015
Publication statusPublished - 23 Feb 2015
Externally publishedYes


  • alcohol oxidation
  • aldehydes
  • Ley–Griffith oxidation

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