N-Oxyl-mediated electrooxidation of alcohols was performed in an aqueous silica gel disperse system. The newly devised electrolysis system offers an organic solvent-free and operationally simple procedure for oxidation of alcohols and could be successfully applied to kinetic resolution of sec-alcohol as well as enantioselective oxidation of meso-1,4-diol affording optically active γ-lactone.
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 15 2001|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Drug Discovery
- Organic Chemistry