Applications of sodium perborate as an oxidant for organic substrates
The reactivity of sodium perborate toward a variety of organic substrates has been investigated. The reagent has been found to be an effective oxidant for the conversion of aryl nitriles to aryl amides, and a.,B -unsaturated ketones to the corresponding epoxyketones. The mercury(II)-catalyzed, sodium perborate oxidation of terminal alkynes has been found to result in smooth conversion of the substrates to 1-acetoxy-2-ketones. Thus, the reactivity of sodium perborate is believed to parallel that of hydrogen peroxide, both in basic and acidic media. In view of the safety and low cost of the reagent, sodium perborate is an attractive alternative to hydrogen peroxide in a variety of oxidative transformations of organic compounds.
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Gupton, John T.
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Reed, Kathryn L., "Applications of sodium perborate as an oxidant for organic substrates" (1990). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4067.