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Catalytic Hydrogenation of α,β-Epoxy Ketones to Form β-Hydroxy Ketones Mediated by an NADH Coenzyme Model

Hua-Jian Xu, You-Cheng Liu,* Yao Fu and Yun-Dong Wu

*Department of Chemistry, University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, 230026, China, College of Chemistry, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, 730000, China, Email:

H.-J. Xu, Y.-C. Liu, Y. Fu, Y.-D. Wu, Org. Lett., 2006, 8, 3449-3451.

DOI: 10.1021/ol0610892 (free Supporting Information)

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The hydrogenation of α,β-epoxy ketones can be mediated by a catalytic amount of BNA+Br- using Na2S2O4 as primary reducing agent to form the corresponding β-hydroxy ketones in high yield. A radical mechanism has been proposed.

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Key Words

α,β-Epoxy Ketones, Reduction of Epoxides, Sodium Hydrosulfite, Organocatalysis

ID: J54-Y2006-2260