A mild and efficient catalytic method for benzylic oxidation of alkylarenes to the correspondxinxg carbonyl compounds in good yields is described using a catalytic amount of reusable solid, mesoporous chromosilicate (Cr-MCM-41) and 70% tert-butyl hydroperoxide (TBHP) as oxidant.
Das, T. K., Chaudhari, K., Nandanan, E., Chandwadkar, A. J., Sudalai, A., Ravindranathan, T., & Sivasanker, S. (1997). Cr-MCM-41-Catalyzed selective oxidation of alkylarenes with TBHP. Tetrahedron Letters, 38(20), 3631–3634. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0040-4039(97)00687-4