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Oxidation of Methylidene Groups to Carbonyl Groups

ChemieOrganische ChemieOxidationsreaktionen

The oxidation of a methylidene group to a carbonyl group is explained in this learning unit using the example of the Wacker oxidation.


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


  • Dr. Guenter Grethe

Learning objective

  • Mechanism and Wacker reaction
  • Applications in laboratory and industry

Important Keywords in this Learning Unit

Oxidation, carbonyl group