A Mild and Efficient Oxidation of Benzylic Alcohols Without Solvent Using Iodic Acid Supported on Wet Montmorillonite K10 or Silica Gel Under Microwave Irradiation

Mohammed M. Hashemi,a* Abdollah Rahimi,a Zahed Karimi-Jaberi,a and Yousef Ahmadibenib
a Department of Chemistry, Sharif University of Technology, P.O. Box 11365-9516, Tehran, Iran
b Toda Pharmaceutical Co., No. 14, Farid Afshar Ave. P. O. Box 19395-4978, Tehran, Iran

Iodic acid supported on wet silica gel and K10 clay are used for the efficient oxidation of benzylic alcohols under microwave irradiation and solvent free condition.

Key words: Oxidation, Ionic acid, Benzyl alcohols, Microwave irradiation