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.
Elmorsy, S. S., El-Ahl, A. A. S., Soliman, H., & Amer, F. A. (1996). Use of reductive properties of iodotrichlorosilane II: Chemoselective reduction of α,β-unsaturated ketones and nitriles. Tetrahedron Letters, 37(13), 2297–2298. https://doi.org/10.1016/0040-4039(96)00247-X