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.
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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