In the section of reactions of alcohols in my textbook, there are no mechanisms or explanation for this reaction: enter image description here I am interested in Jones Oxidation particularly. I researched a little bit on internet but can't find a satisfying mechanism for it. Thanks in advance!

  • $\begingroup$ Going to vary depending on which oxidant you choose $\endgroup$
    – Waylander
    Commented Mar 30, 2017 at 15:38
  • $\begingroup$ I noticed later the fact you've mentioned and edited the question. $\endgroup$
    – user43236
    Commented Mar 30, 2017 at 16:13
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    $\begingroup$ Did you try googling it? Here you go: (name-reaction.com/jones-oxidation). Note that the key step is an E2 elimination across the C-O bond: H-C-O-LG --> C=O where LG is the chromium leaving group. $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 30, 2017 at 16:20
  • $\begingroup$ but then with Jones oxidation, you form chromic acid isn't it? I could write a simple mechanism if it was basic oxidation. For that try checking the linked posted by @electronpusher $\endgroup$ Commented Mar 30, 2017 at 16:23
  • $\begingroup$ Thanks @electronpusher , in the link, there is what i want. But, i can't get the basic version that xavier_fakerat mentioned. $\endgroup$
    – user43236
    Commented Mar 30, 2017 at 16:53


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