Reduction of aldehydes and ketones by transfer hydrogenation with 1,4-butanediol

H C Maytum, B Tavassoli, J M J Williams

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Abstract

[GRAPHICS] 1,4-Butanediol has been used as the hydrogen donor in transfer hydrogenation reactions. The equilibrium is driven by the formation of gamma-butyrolactone, and the diol is therefore not required in excess.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4387-4389
Number of pages3
JournalOrganic Letters
Volume9
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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