Fathia A. Mosa, Andrew Whiting, A Facile Autoxidation of an Allylic Alcohol in Air, ILCPA Volume 83, International Letters of Chemistry, Physics and Astronomy (Volume 83)
    An (4<i>E</i>,6<i>E</i>)-alkadienyl alcohol which is a solid compound which can be stored at rt, upon dissolving into a suitable solvent undergoes facile autoxidation (4<i>E</i>,6<i>E</i>)-alkadienyl alcohol 1 in air at room temperature. The result is complete decompose leading to a mixture of products, including benzaldehyde (24%) and cinnamaldehyde (29%). Possible mechanistic explanations for the autoxidation are discussed.
    Alkadienyl Alcohol, Autoxidation, Benzaldehyde, Cinnamaldehyde, Decomposition