Transition metal‐catalyzed oxidative transformations of methylarenes
Oxidation is one of the fundamental transformations in organic synthesis. The selective oxidation of inert substrates is interesting and important. In this review, the transition metal‐catalyzed oxidation of methylarenes is discussed. Benzaldehyde, benzoic acid, benzyl alcohol, etc., were produced as the target products. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd. The main contributions on the transition metal‐catalyzed oxidative transformation of toluenes have been summarized and discussed. Benzyl alcohols, benzaldehydes or benzoic acids can be produced with various catalysts.
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