Synthesis of Benzaldehyde from Toluene in 20 Minutes

First published at 12:48 UTC on October 3rd, 2019.

In this video I explore the oxidation of toluene to benzaldehyde using barium ruthenate with glacial acetic acid in dichloromethane using a ferric chloride catalyst at the ambient air temperature. The mixture is allowed to react for 20 minutes and t…

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