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Toluene is oxidised to benzoic acid (via benzoate ion) by alkaline potassium permanganate, KMnO4. Most primary alkyl benzene functions are oxidised (and cleaved) to the benzoic acid.

Industry uses high temperature (110 - 170°C) and high pressure (2 - 9 bar) gas phase conditions.

Generic Organic reaction

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Toluene     Reactions Using    Reactions Forming
Potassium permanganate     Reactions Using    Reactions Forming
Benzoic acid     Reactions Using    Reactions Forming

Interaction, Reaction, Process defined as:
British A-Level Chemistry: A2
Functional Group Interconvertion
Industrial Process: Organic
Oxidation: Of Substrate By Reagent

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