How can ketone be oxidised to acids using kmno4 alkaline?

Asked by abhishek | 11th Jan, 2017, 07:59: PM

Expert Answer:

  • Ketones undergo oxidation with strong oxidising agents  like alkaline KMnO4 and elevated temperatures.
  • The reaction involves carbon–carbon bond cleavage to give a mixture of carboxylic acids with lesser number of carbon atoms than the parent ketones.

 

          

Answered by Vaibhav Chavan | 12th Jan, 2017, 01:04: PM