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Synthesis of Aldehydes and Ketones

From Alcohols
Aldehydes can be prepared by the oxidation of primary alcohols. Oxidizing agents such as pyridinium chlorochromate (PCC) or pyridinium dichromate (PDC) can be used for such conversions.

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Oxidation of secondary alcohols results in ketones.

 
Sample reaction
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From Alkenes by Ozonolysis

Aldehydes and ketones can be prepared by the ozonolysis of alkenes.
 
Sample reaction

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Sample reaction

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