Reductive Etherification of Aromatic Aldehydes with Decaborane
Seung Hwan Lee, Yong June Park and Cheol Min Yoon
*Department of Life Science & Biotechnology, Graduate school of Biotechnology, Korea University, 1, 5-Ka, Anam-Dong Sungbuk-Ku, Seoul, 136-701 Korea, Email: cmyoonkorea.ac.kr
S. H. Lee, Y. J. Park, C. M. Yoon, Tetrahedron Lett., 1999, 40, 6049-6050.
Aromatic aldehydes were easily converted to the corresponding ethers in methanol or ethanol using decaborane at r.t. under nitrogen in high yields.
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