Use of reductive properties of iodotrichlorosilane II: Chemoselective reduction of α,β-unsaturated ketones and nitriles

  • Elmorsy S
  • El-Ahl A
  • Soliman H
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Abstract

A new synthetic procedure for the selective reduction of α,β-unsaturated ketones and nitriles, using iodotrichlorosilane (ITCS generated in situ from SiCl4-NaI) under mild conditions to produce the corresponding saturated ketone and nitrile compounds in quantitative yields, is described.

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