Silver(I) as a widely applicable, homogeneous catalyst for aerobic oxidation of aldehydes toward carboxylic acids in water—“silver mirror”: From stoichiometric to catalytic

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Science Advances  27 Mar 2015:
Vol. 1, no. 2, e1500020
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1500020
  • Fig. 1 Highlights of our aerobic oxidation.
  • Fig. 2 Abietadien-18-al aerobic oxidation.
  • Fig. 3 Gram-scale reaction.
  • Fig. 4 Reaction mechanism.

    (A) Plausible mechanism and (B) ZPE-corrected energies from B3LYP/6-31G(d) and LANL2DZ for Ag. All values are given in kcal/mol and referred to the system AgOH(PMe3) + PhCHO. Gibbs free energy is considered for drawing.

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