Asked 23rd Aug, 2018

Protocol for the conversion of alkyl benzene to benzoic acid ?

Can someone please guide me about the reaction protocol for alkyl benzene to benzoic acid using KMnO4 or any other oxidizing agent.

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27th Aug, 2018
Iyad Karamé
Lebanese University
Where is the interest to transform allyl benzene to benzoic acid??
Which one is more expensive??
There is a lost of Carbon!!
Benzadehyde in air for some hours will lead to benzoic acid

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24th Aug, 2018
Anand S. Burange
Wilson College, Mumbai
KMnO4 is a strong oxidizing agent. It oxidizes alkylaromatics to corresponding carboxylic acid (over oxidation product).
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27th Aug, 2018
Nizar Matar
An-Najah National University
As long as there is one or 2 benzylic hydrogen(s), oxidation of an alkylbenzene into carboxylic acid is possible. For example, toluene or isopropylbenzene are oxidizable while tert.-butylbenzene is NOT.
This is the full procedure to do an oxidation of an alkylbenzene or a dialkylbenzene:
Wishing you success in your research.
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27th Aug, 2018
Madhukar Baburao Deshmukh
Shivaji University, Kolhapur
You can convert alkyl benzene to benzoic acid by oxidation of alkyl benzene with alkaline KMnO4 . Heat the reaction mix. containing alkyl benzene, aq.Na2CO3 for 3 hrs., cool & neutralize with HCl. The ppt. of acid separates out.
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