From: Andy - (andyfromelite$##$hotmail.com)
Date: Sun Nov 21 2004 - 04:20:08 EST
There are very mixed reviews of this reagent for oxidation of allylic alcohols.
This apparently stems from the "quality" of the MnO2 used, not the type of solvent it is suspended in.,. (THF, DCM, CHCL3, and others)
Is this in fact the case?
Must the solvent be rigorously anhydrous?
Could then MnO2 that was once considered "low-potency" be oven-dried (powdered, etc, ) and then be used successfully in the same expiriment , in effect, reserecting the oxidant?
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