Definition of Oppenauer oxidation
: the oxidation of a saturated or unsaturated secondary alcohol (as cholesterol) to the corresponding ketone by reaction with acetone or other ketone in the presence of aluminum tert-butoxide or aluminum isopropoxide — compare meerwein-ponndorf reaction
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Origin and Etymology of oppenauer oxidation
after Rupert V. Oppenaur 20th century Austrian chemist
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