Questions tagged [organic-oxidation]

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Mechanism for oxidative workup of ozonide

Oxidative workup of ozonide produces ketone (in case both the substituents of carbon are alkyl groups) or carboxylic acid (in case one of the substituents is hydrogen), depending on the alkene. I have ...
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Oxidation of alcohols by Ceric Ammonium Nitrate

I have realized that reaction with ceric ammonium nitrate essentially results in coordination of alcohol with $\ce{Ce(IV)}$ and my teacher referred that we should be able to proceed it to form ketone ...
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How do I get the smell of Febreeze (uncomplexed cyclodextrin composition) out of my carpet?

Help! I sprayed my old carpet, which had gotten a little mildewy from some wet towels left on it, with Febreeze original scent. Now I can't get that horrible scent out! It might also be mixed with ...
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Reaction of a cyclic tertiary alcohol with chromic acid

We know that $\ce{H2CrO4}$ cannot oxidize tertiary alcohols. The mechanism is: Now the ${\alpha}$ carbon does not have any hydrogen to proceed to next step. Therefore, this reaction would not occur. ...
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Oxidation of hydroxyl groups of glucose

In all oxidation reactions of glucose, it seems that the aldehyde group alone gets oxidised and none of the hydroxyl groups. In one reaction with nitric acid, the aldehyde group and the terminal ...
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Baeyer-Villiger Oxidation restricted to Ketones

According to Wikipedia, Baeyer Villiger oxidation occurs at the electron deficient oxygen site, with elimination of the carboxylate ion, and migration of an R group. But it is restricted to ketones ...
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How much oxygen is used up by the browning of an apple?

This is inspired by a recent popular question on Cooking. Let's assume that I take some apples, cut them up, and place them in a hermetically sealed container. Then the container goes into the fridge. ...
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Oxidation of ethanedioic acid with potassium permanganate

What are the products of the reaction of 1,3-butadiene with hot $\ce{KMnO4}$ (excess)? I know that $\ce{KMnO4}$ will first cleave the double bonds and we should get $$\ce{CH2=CH-CH=CH2 ->[KMnO4] ...
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Identification of the organic compound

An organic compound A $(\ce{C10H14O})$ exhibits following characteristics. A) It reacts with metallic sodium to give a colorless odorless gas. B) It is oxidized by $\ce{KMnO4}$ to benzoic acid. C) It ...
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Oven safe dessiccant?

Im sure there is a chemist/lab tech that knows a simple solution to my problem, as I cant seem to find a solution. When trying to strip and re-season cast iron cookware, I occasionally have problems ...
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Why do alkylarenes react with alkaline KMnO4, but not benzene? [closed]

Benzene($\ce{C6H6}$) does not react with alkaline $\ce{KMnO4}$, however alkylarenes react when there are benzylic hydrogens. What could be the reason for this? Thanks in advance
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Why doesn't HIO4 cleave acetals?

Recently, I started reading about the cleavage reactions done by $\ce{HIO4}$.I came across a statement which read $\ce{HIO4}$ can't cleave acetals but it can cleave hemiacetals. But when I tried to ...
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Why can't we oxidise allylic alcohol to aldehyde using pyridinium chlorochromate? [closed]

I read in my book that we cannot use pyridinium chlorochromate (PCC). Why is that?
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m-CPBA Selectivity between Baeyer Villiger Oxidation and Epoxidation?

If both a ketone and an alkene are present in a molecule and you add one equivalent of m-CPBA, what are the factors that determine which group will be oxidized, the ketone through Baeyer-Villiger ...
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Oxidation to allylic alcohols without stoichiometric metal reagents

Common methods of oxidation of alkenes to allylic alcohols in one step usually use stoichiometric metal oxidants, e.g., sodium dichromate. Without using this type of reagent, are the other methods ...
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What is the order of adding chemicals in Hummers method for graphite oxide?

I am trying to make graphene oxide but failing miserably. The XRD peak is at 24 (2θ) instead of being near 10. Raman shows correct g and d peaks but are not very sharp. The colour of the end product ...
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What is the product of following iodoform reaction?

Question Attempt I think the product A would be as I have attempted below, but I am getting the answer as A but book says D. Where am I wrong? Please help.
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2-Methylpropan-2-ol and Iodoform test

Can 2-methylpropan-2-ol be converted into methyl ketone the action of $\ce{I2}$ in the presence of alkali base and thus give iodoform test? Answer given to this question is that it can't give ...
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Mechanism of alkene dihydroxylation with potassium permanganate

I have scavenged the internet for different mechanisms for permanganate-mediated alkene oxidation and have found satisfactory mechanisms for oxidative cleavage and dihydroxylation under basic ...
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Reaction of 1,2-diketones with periodic acid [closed]

$\ce{HIO4}$ can oxidise alcohols. But does $\ce{HIO4}$ undergo any reaction/act as oxidant with 1,2-diketones?
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Chirality and number of sterioisomers

I have recently read that the number of sterioisomers in a compound having n chiral centres is 2^n. (That is, if no meso form is present) The below question asks for the number of sterioisomers in ...
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Action of KMno4/H+ and heat in this reaction

The first step uses LAH which is a hydride donor. So H- attacks any one carbonyl carbon and forms an aldehyde and acid attached to the ring. Then Conc. KMno4 is used. As far as i know, it cleaves c=c ...
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Organic chemistry [closed]

Could someone tell me what happens when a compound having a benzene ring reacts with a mixture of NaOH/HCHO? What reaction and mechanism does this follow?
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Do all anhydrous organic matter burn? [closed]

All organic matter seems to be inflammable when dried up. Petroleum, Alcohol, Wood, and Coal burns readily. Can I call it a general rule? Are there known exceptions? What makes them the exceptions?
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Residue from biomass incineration [closed]

What gasses are typically produced when biomass is incinerated at high temperatures (600 C) in high oxygen environments and what is a typical composition of the ashes left behind?
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Does an aryl compound with any functional group attached to it, undergo benzylic oxidation? [duplicate]

> If you look at this compound, only the benzylic carbon on the top has a hydrogen attached to it, so how do we oxidize only the top part without touching the lower one (not sure if this product is ...
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Is there any way of testing antioxidant ability of different substances?

For my investigation, I am looking at the antioxidant levels of different types of tea. How could I compare the antioxidating ability of each tea? For example, I know there is a method calling for ...
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Does Glycerol give silver mirror test with Tollen's Reagent?

I did an experiment in my school lab in which we had to identify the given organic compound. In my Lab Manual, it's written: Take 2 ml of Tollen's Reagent and add a few drops of organic sample. ...
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Is aluminium foil pure aluminium? [closed]

Is aluminium foil pure aluminium? Or does it have other elements in the e.g: tin (Sn) or lead (Pb)? Because when I try to oxidize it through the process of submerging it in water, it doesn't look like ...
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Converting cyclic compounds to their corresponding aliphatic compounds

Is there any reaction available to convert cyclic compounds to their corresponding aliphatic compounds? eg. Converting cyclohexane to n hexane
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Why glucose and other similar carbohydrates are oxidised fully by HIO4?

$\ce{HIO4_{(aq)}}$ requires the vicinal diols to have syn configuration, as it forms a cyclic periodate ester. But glucose does not have syn configuration at C3, and if you consider cyclic forms of ...
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Oxidation of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) [closed]

What would you suggest me to use for oxidation of vitamin C to dehydroascorbic acid instead of bromine water?
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Mechanism of the reaction of cyclohexanol and concentrated nitric acid to form adipic acid [closed]

If someone could please give me the hint to how the initial attack is carried out, it'd be a huge help.
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What is the oxidation state of copper in Gilman's Reagent? [closed]

What is the oxidation state of copper in Gilman's reagent? In $\ce{R-Cu}$ bond the oxidation state is +1. Thus in $\ce{R-Cu-R}$ bond the oxidation state has to be +2. But if that so why positive $\ce{...
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What exactly is an 'activated' alcohol? Benzylic vs. Allylic vs. Aliphatic

I'm currently writing a report about the oxidations of various alcohols using different catalytic systems. In all papers it is stated that benzylic and allylic alcohols are "activated", while ...
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Do tertiary ethers tolerate oxidative workup of an ozonolysis reaction?

I am attempting to cleave a double bond into a carboxylic acid and carbon dioxide using an ozonolysis reaction followed by an oxidative workup. I am concerned with the presence of a tertiary ether in ...
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Rate determining step in oxidation of alcohols using chromium-related compounds

I wanted to ask a question about the kinetics of an oxidation reaction using chromium reagents. I was given a lecture today on the mechanism of alcohol oxidations using Chromate (VI) reagents: My ...
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Oxidation of certain acids by potassium permanganate

Why does potassium permanganate oxidize formic acid and oxalic acid, but has no reaction with benzoic acid and acetic acid? The reactions were heated in a water bath (~70-80 °C). Oxalic acid had ...
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Do secondary alcohols react faster than primary alcohols or is it the other around? [closed]

My questions is that do secondary alcohols react faster than primary alcohols or is it the other around? This for the oxidation of the alcohol to a ketone or an aldehyde. This reaction is with KMnO4 ...
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Reaction mechanism of thiol to disulfide oxidation under basic conditions?

I have been looking everywhere for an explanation to a reaction mechanism concerning the oxidation of DTT (or just thiols to disulfides in general) using oxygen as the oxidant. I'm aware that ...
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Does the explosion of TNT include oxidation?

This comment below the question Rocket explosion compared to kT of TNT; has one ever knocked something over at a distance? suggests that ...TNT includes it's own oxidizer... Explosion isn't the ...
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Can an alcohol oxidation to ketone happen with hydrogen peroxide? [duplicate]

As far as I know, usually $\ce{CrO3}$ and $\ce{KMnO4}$ are used for this scope, but can other oxidizers such as $\ce{H2O2}$ be used?
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Shi Epoxidation Issues - Any help would be appreciated

As part of my PhD project, I'm currently looking into running a Shi Epoxidation reaction. The first step is to reproduce the current literature on this reaction by using trans-stilbene as my substrate....
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Mixtures readily oxidzing organic matter [closed]

Are there other mixtures than piranha solution with similiar or better ability to completely and readily oxidize organic matter? Perhaps peracetic/performic acid?
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Chemical Reaction Alternative to O2 Respiration in H2/N2 Atmosphere [closed]

Note: If this question does not belong on this Stack Exchange, please direct me to a more appropriate Stack Exchange. This is a "creative chemistry" question as much or more-so than a "give me the ...
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Usage of TFA in Pfitzner-Moffat oxidation and Collins vs Jones oxidation

Is the addition of TFA in Pfitzner-Moffat oxidation to protonate the DCC to form a positive carbocation for the alcohol to attack? Or is there more to it? Why is TFA used and not other acids? Are ...
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Last steps of mechanism of Swern Oxidation

My question is regarding Swern oxidation. Why is the methyl group of the DMSO deprotonated and not directly the red hydrogen atom of the R2-CH-O bond deprotonated? Shouldn't it be that oxygen more ...
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Equivalents Triethylamine in Swern-oxidation

Hey folks, so I've been wondering why the use of 5 equivalents of Et3N in this case of a Swern-oxidation is necessary. I have done this reaction succesfully quite a few times now, but all the ...
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Reaction between 1-methylcyclopentanol and potassium permanganate

In my basic organic chemistry class, I learned that only primary and secondary alcohols undergo oxidation (using $\ce{KMnO4}$). However, what is the outcome of reacting tertiary alcohol (1-...
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Is cyclic ether oxidised by periodic acid?

Is the three member ring of cyclic ether oxidised by periodic acid? As this also has oxygen attached to adjacent carbon so I think that cyclic ether of three members should be oxidised by periodic ...