Transition Metal Free Oxidation of Alcohols to Carbonyl Compounds Using Hydrogen Peroxide Catalyzed with LiCl on Montmorillonite K10

Bagher Eftekhari-Sis, Behzad Khalili, Amir Abdollahifar and Mohammed M. Hashemi*
Department of Chemistry, Sharif University of Technology, P.O. Box 11365-9516, Tehran, Iran.

Alcohols have been successfully converted into their corresponding carbonyl compounds using hydrogen peroxide catalyzed by lithium chloride on montmorillonite K10. Clay supported lithium chloride can be recovered after using as catalyst for oxidation of alcohols. The future runs according to this procedure showed no considerable decrease in the reaction yield and catalyst effect.

Keywords: Oxidation, hydrogen peroxide, alcohols, lithium chloride, montmorillonite K10.