Table 1 Results of aerobic oxidation of several alcohols using the CTF-1-400 catalyst.

Reaction conditions: 17 mg of CTF-1-400 catalyst, 0.33 mmol of substrate, 0.2 mmol of Cs2CO3, 330 μl of toluene, O2 (1 atm), 100°C, 3 hours for 2a–2i and 2p–2r, 12 hours for 2j–2o and 2s–2u. Conversions are an average of at least three runs. Full conversion (99%) was obtained for 2a to 2h after 12 hours. All substrates displayed >99% selectivity toward the corresponding aldehyde/ketone.

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