The Wacker process

N. J. Race, H. H. Patel, M. S. Sigman

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The palladium-catalyzed Wacker process has been extended toward the oxidation of substituted α-alkenes and internal alkenes. Methods providing access to Markovnikov and anti-Markovnikov products in high selectivity are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCatalytic Oxidation in Organic Synthesis
EditorsKilian Muniz
PublisherGeorg Thieme Verlag
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9783132012318
StatePublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameScience of Synthesis
ISSN (Print)2510-5469
ISSN (Electronic)2566-7297


  • Aldehyde-selective
  • Alkenes
  • Anti-Markovnikov
  • Ketone-selective
  • Markovnikov
  • Oxidation
  • Palladium catalysis
  • Wacker oxidation

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