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Current Organic Synthesis


ISSN (Print): 1570-1794
ISSN (Online): 1875-6271

Recent Advances in Application of Pyridinium Chlorochromate (PCC) in Organic Synthesis

Author(s): Majid M. Heravi, Azadeh Fazeli and Zeinab Faghihi

Volume 13 , Issue 2 , 2016

Page: [220 - 254] Pages: 35

DOI: 10.2174/1570179412666150402220923

Price: $65


Pyridinium chlorochromate (PCC) is an important reagent in organic synthesis used primarily for the selective oxidation of alcohols to give carbonyl compounds. Although a variety of related compounds are known with similar reactivity, PCC offers exclusively the advantage of the selective oxidation of alcohols to aldehydes, whereas many other reagents were less selective. Disadvantages of using PCC are the tedious reaction workup and its toxicity, very well compensated by selective oxidation, observed using this reagent as an oxidant. This useful oxidant was first synthesized and used by E. J. Corey and J. William Suggs in 1972.

Keywords: Pyridinium chlorochromate (PCC), organic synthesis, alcohol, oxidation, carbonyl compounds, selective oxidation.

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