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Removal of O-Benzyl Protective Groups by Catalytic Transfer Hydrogenation

Tadeusz Bieg*, Wiesław Szeja

*Institute of Organic Chemistry and Technology, Silesian Polytechnical University, 44-100 Gliwice, Poland

T. Bieg, W. Szeja, Synthesis, 1985, 76-77.

DOI: 10.1055/s-1985-31113


Transfer hydrogenation utilizing palladium on carbon and formic acid provides a fast and simple removal of O-benzyl groups from carbohydrate derivatives. However, when formic acid is the hydrogen donor, a large amount of palladium has to be used.

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Key Words

benzyl ethers, formic acid

ID: J60-Y1985-150