African Journal of
Pure and Applied Chemistry

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Pure Appl. Chem.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1996-0840
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJPAC
  • Start Year: 2007
  • Published Articles: 367

Short Communication

Tetrapropylammonium bromochromate and tetrabutylammonium bromochromate [NR4]CrO3Br, (R= Pr, Bu): two new and efficient reagents for oxidation of alcohols

Shahriare Ghammamy1,2*, Kheyrollah Mehrani1, Hamid Afrand1 and Maryam Hajighahramani1
1Department of Chemistry, Islamic Azad University, Ardabil Branch, Ardabil, Iran. 2Department of Chemistry, Faculty of Science, Imam Khomeini International University, Ghazvin, Iran
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 15 August 2007
  •  Published: 30 September 2007


Tetrapropylammonium bromochromate (VI), [N(Pr)4]CrO3Br, TPABC and tetrabutyl-ammonium bromochromate (VI), [N(Bu)4]CrO3Br, TBABC were prepared and used to quantitatively oxidizing of a number of organic substrates. These reagents are versatile reagents for the effective and selective oxidation of organic substrates, in particular for alcohols, under mild conditions.


Key words: Chromium(VI), reagent, tetrapropylammonium bromochromate, tetrabutylammo-nium bromochromate, oxidation, organic substrates, alcohols.