Conversion of alcohols to carboxylates using water and base with H 2 liberation

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Production of carboxylic acids from alcohols is an important process for both industry and laboratory. Traditional methods usually require environmentally unfriendly oxidants and generate stoichiometric waste. Recently, methods using O 2 as oxidant, oxidation processes applying stoichiometric hydrogen acceptors and acceptorless dehydrogenative coupling reactions to generate carboxylic acids/carboxylic acid salts have been developed. This chapter reviews the reported results on the generation of carboxylic acids/carboxylates by acceptorless dehydrogenative coupling of alcohols and water. The chapter is according to the types of catalysts used; reaction conditions, product yields, and mechanisms are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTopics in Organometallic Chemistry
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2019

Publication series

NameTopics in Organometallic Chemistry
ISSN (Print)1436-6002


  • Alcohols
  • Carboxylic acids
  • Catalysis
  • Dehydrogenation
  • Dihydrogen

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Catalysis
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Inorganic Chemistry

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