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Manganese Dioxide

Other Names:

Manganese(IV) oxide

General Information:



CAS Number: 1313-13-9

Molecular Weight: 86.94 g/mol

Appearance: Black solid

Manganese(IV) oxide (MnO2) is a reagent typically used for the oxidation of allylic or benzylic alcohols to their corresponding aldehyde or ketone.

Common Uses:

Reagent for the oxidation of alcohols to aldehydes

Reagent for the oxidation of alcohols to ketones


1) Patent Reference: WO2013134298, page 40 , (4.1 MB)

2) Patent Reference: WO2015140133, page 90, (11.7 MB)

3) Wikipedia: Manganese dioxide (link)

4) Manganese(IV) oxide (link)

5) Burke, S. D.; Danheiser, R. L.; Handbook of Reagents for Organic Synthesis, Oxidizing and Reducing Reagents

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