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L15132 Pyridinium dichromate, 98%

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L15132-14 25g 28.00
L15132-22 100g 59.10
L15132-36 500g 192.00
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Pyridinium dichromate, 98%


Chemical Properties

Formula Weight
Melting point
ca 145-147°
Storage & Sensitivity
Hygroscopic. Store under Nitrogen. Ambient temperatures.
Soluble in water, dimethyl formamide, dimethyl sulfoxide and acetonitrile. Slightly soluble in dichloromethane, chloroform and acetone. Insoluble in hexane, ether and ethyl acetate.


Pyridinium dichromate acts as a strong oxidizing agent used in the conversion of primary alcohols and secondary alcohols to aldehydes and ketones respectively. It plays an important role in the oxidation of unsaturated tertiary alcohols, silyl ethers, the carbon-boron bond, and oximes. Further, it is used in the conversion of acetals to esters and didehydroketones to enones in the presence of tert-butyl hydroperoxide.


Hygroscopic. Incompatible withorganic materials and powdered metals.

Literature References

Selective oxidant which can be used in dichloromethane to convert primary alcohols to aldehydes: Tetrahedron Lett., 399 (1979). Can also be used catalytically in combination with Sodium percarbonate, A16045, as co-oxidant for conversion of allylic and benzylic alcohols to aldehydes under phase-transfer conditions: Tetrahedron Lett., 35, 1989 (1994). Under the same conditions, ɑ-functionalized benzylic alcohols undergo oxidative cleavage: Synth. Commun., 25, 2051 (1995).

Matsunaga, K.; Hirajima, H.; Kishida, A.; Takatori, K.; Nagaoka, H. Novel PDC catalyzed oxidative rearrangement of tertiary allylic alcohols to beta-substituted enones. Tetrahedron Lett. 2015, 56 (43), 5941-5944.

Ghosh, A.; Saha, R.; Mukherjee, K.; Ghosh, S. K.; Sar, P.; Malik, S.; Saha, B. Choice of suitable micellar catalyst for 2,2'-bipyridine-promoted chromic acid oxidation of glycerol to glyceraldehyde in aqueous media at room temperature. Res. Chem. Intermed. 2015, 41 (5), 3057-3078.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H228-H272-H314-H335-H350i-H373

Flammable solid. May intensify fire; oxidizer. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation. May cause cancer by inhalation. May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.

Precautionary Statements: P201-P202-P210-P220-P221-P240-P241-P260-P264b-P271-P281-P301+P330+P331-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P310-P363-P370+P378q-P501c

Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Keep/Store away from clothing/combustible materials. Take any precaution to avoid mixing with combustibles. Ground/bond container and receiving equipment. Use explosion-proof electrical/ventilating/lighting/ equipment. Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Use personal protective equipment as required. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

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