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PDC

(Pyridinium Dichromate)


Other Names:

Cornforth reagent






General Information:


Structure:



CAS Number: 20039-37-6

Molecular Weight: 376.2 g/mol

Appearance: Red/orange solid

Melting Point: 152-153 C


Pyridinium dichromate (PDC) is a strong oxidizing agent. It is able to convert primary alcohols to aldehydes, and secondary alcohols to ketones. Because of the associated toxicity of the reagent it is currently rarely used.




Safety:


Pyridinium dichromate is toxic.




References:


1) Wikipedia: Cornforth reagent (link)

2) www.sigmaaldrich.com: Pyridinium dichromate (link)