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Oxidation of Methylene Groups to Carbonyl Groups

ChemieOrganische ChemieOxidationsreaktionen

This learning unit explains the oxidation of a methylene group to a carbonyl group. The synthesis of acetophenone serves as an example for the relevance of this reaction in industry.


  • Prof. Dr. Rainer Herges
  • Dr. Torsten Winkler


  • Dr. Guenter Grethe

Learning objective

  • Mechanism and reaction conditions
  • Industrial synthesis of acetophenone

Important Keywords in this Learning Unit

Oxidation, carbonyl group