Baeyer–Villiger oxidation of ketones with hydrogen peroxide catalyzed by silica supported aluminum chloride
Silica supported AlCl3 catalyst was prepared by ion-exchange technique. Ketones are oxidized by 30% hydrogen peroxide in ethanol and transformed into the corresponding lactones with very high selectivity catalyzed by silica–AlCl3. The catalyst was easily prepared in large scale with inexpensive materials and recyclable.
Journal: Catalysis Communications - Volume 9, Issue 15, 20 September 2008, Pages 2467–2469