# How to perform oxidation of keto group in presence of hydroxyl group?

How to perform oxidation of keto group in presence of hydroxyl group. I fear there may be halogenation at $\ce{OH}$ group. Is there a way to protect the $\ce{OH}$ group ?

• Protect the hydroxyl group, e.g. as an ether. Have a look here. – Philipp Jun 1 '15 at 9:21