Magnesium hydride-promoted dearomatisation of pyridine

  • Hill M
  • MacDougall D
  • Mahon M
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Abstract

Reaction of pyridine with well defined magnesium hydride species results in heterocycle dearomatisation by a hydride transfer which occurs with the formation of magnesium compounds containing 1,2- and 1,4-dihydropyridide anions as the respective kinetic and thermodynamic products.

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Authors

  • Michael S. Hill

  • Dugald J. MacDougall

  • Mary F. Mahon

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