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Oxidation to Aldehyde

  1. Jan 10, 2004 #1

    Mop

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    My problem is to describe the reason why a primary alcohol with
    PDC in Methylenechloride is oxidized to the aldehyde, but in DMF further to the Acid. Would the only reason be that DMF is hygroscopic and contents usally some water to give the aldehydehydrate?
     
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  3. Jan 10, 2004 #2

    GCT

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    Probably
     
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