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Selective Catalytic Oxidation of Aldehydes by a Molybdenum System

Ikram El Amrani, Ahmed Atlamsani


The oxidation of aldehydes with molecular oxygen was investigated in the presence of MoO2(acac)2(Bis(acetylacetonato)dioxomolybdenum(VI)), and under mild condition (temperature and pressure). In the oxidation reaction system, the effect of the catalyst has been evaluated. In addition, the factor of solvents was deeply discussed. The process is particularly selective for linear and aromatic aldehydes. Finally, the use of environmentally-friendly oxidation system, including mild conditions and inexpensive oxidant, can make this process very attractive in the fine chemical synthesis.

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