Encyclopedia > Swern oxidation

  Article Content

Swern oxidation

The mild oxidation of primary and secondary alcohols to aldehydes and ketones with a mixture of oxalylchloride dimethylsulfoxide and triethlamine is called the Swern oxidation.

The advantages of this method are the use of less toxic substances and that a further oxidation to the carboxylic acid is not possible with these reagents.

External link



All Wikipedia text is available under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License

 
  Search Encyclopedia

Search over one million articles, find something about almost anything!
 
 
  
  Featured Article
Sanskrit language

... Also, there exists a third, extra-long length for most vowels, which is used in various cases, but particularly when recording a shout, or a greeting.) Vowels (with ...

 
 
 
This page was created in 25.3 ms