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An Efficient and Convenient Method for the Direct Conversion of Alkyl Silyl Ethers into the Corresponding Alkyl Ethers Catalyzed by Iron(III) Chloride

Katsuyuki Iwanami, Kentaro Yano, Takeshi Oriyama*

*Faculty of Science, Ibaraki University, 2-1-1 Bunkyo, Mito 310-8512, Japan, Email:

K. Iwanami, K. Yano, T. Oriyama, Synthesis, 2005, 2669-2672.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2005-872120

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Various silyl ethers were readily and efficiently transformed into the corresponding alkyl ethers in high yields by the use of aldehydes combined with triethylsilane in the presence of a catalytic amount of iron(III) chloride.

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Key Words

silyl ether, alkyl ether, benzyl ethers, protecting group, iron(III) chloride, reductive etherification, triethylsilane

ID: J66-Y2005-1840