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The Wacker oxidation is a multi-step process:The Pd(II) and water give acetaldehyde and Pd°.The Pd° is oxidised back to Pd(II) with the Cu(II), which is reduced to Cu(I).The Cu(I) is oxidised to Cu(II) with oxygen.
Industrial Organic Chemistry, 3rd. Ed. K. Weissermel, H.-J. Arpe, VCH (1997)
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