Metal-free aerobic oxidation of benzazole derivatives.


2-Benzyl benzothiazoles and benzimidazoles are easily oxidized under air and basic conditions to give the corresponding ketones in good yields. The use of palladium acetate as a catalyst has little effect and even gives, in some cases, much lower yields.

DOI: 10.1039/c3ob27404g

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@article{Santos2013MetalfreeAO, title={Metal-free aerobic oxidation of benzazole derivatives.}, author={Aur{\'e}lie dos Santos and Laurent El Ka{\"{i}m and Laurence Grimaud}, journal={Organic & biomolecular chemistry}, year={2013}, volume={11 20}, pages={3282-7} }