Synthesis, characterization, X-ray structural analysis and study of oxidative properties of tetraethylammonium chlorochromate

Shahriare Ghammamy, Wing Tak Wong, Kheiroallah Mehrani, Monir Rahnama Baghy, Hamid Afrand, Samaneh Dastpeyman

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Tetraethylammonium chlorochromate(VI), Et4N[CrO3Cl] is easily synthesized in nearly quantitative yield using a direct reaction of chromium(VI) oxide and tetraethylammonium chloride and characterized by elemental analysis, IR, UV/Visible, 1H-NMR and 13C-NMR techniques and single-crystal X-ray diffraction analysis (monoclinic system, space group C2(#5), with a = 12.023(3), b = 7.998(2), c = 14.527(4) Å, β = 114.187(4)°, V = 1274.4(6) Å3 and Z = 4). X-ray data determined the CH⋯O hydrogen bond that forms between the ethyl hydrogen of the cation and oxygen of the anion. This compound is a versatile reagent for efficient and selective oxidation of organic substrates, in particular for alcohols to their corresponding aldehydes or ketones, under mild conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3225-3236
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Coordination Chemistry
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - 25 Sep 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Characterization
  • Oxidative properties
  • Synthesis
  • Tetraethylammonium chlorochromate
  • X-ray structural analysis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
  • Materials Chemistry

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