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Oxidation of KMnO4

  1. Oct 6, 2006 #1
    KMnO4 oxidation of benzylic methyl to acid sometimes does not proced. Is it necessary that solid starting material should soluble in this reaction mixture to proced the reaction.
     
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 7, 2006 #2
    Is this an experimental result, or a hypothetical question? That is, is your question one of yield, as in why isn't the yield higher?

    I don't think solubility is required, though helpful. Reaction can occur at interface, but more slowly. What is the mole ratio of KMnO4 to cmpd? How are you doing the reaction?
     
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