|Organic Chemistry 4e Carey|
Chapter 17: Aldehydes and Ketones. Nucleophilic Addition to C=ONucleophilic Addition Reactions - Overview | Relative Reactivity | Reduction of Aldehydes and Ketones | Using Carbon Nucleophiles | Using Nitrogen Nucleophiles | Oxygen Nucleophiles | |
Oxidation of AldehydesReaction type: Oxidation - reduction
- Aldehydes, RCHO, can be oxidized to carboxylic acids, RCO2H.
- Ketones are not oxidized under these conditions as they lack the critical H for the elimination to occur (see mechanism below).
- Typical reagents are aqueous Cr (VI) species:
MHHE Home | About MHHE | Help Desk | Legal Policies and Info | Order Info | What's New | Get Involved