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Deprotection of benzyl ethers using 2,3-dichloro-5,6-dicyano-p-benzoquinone (DDQ) under photoirradiation

Mohammad Abdur Rahim, Shuichi Matsumura and Kazunobu Toshima*

*Department of Applied Chemistry, Faculty of Science and Technology, Keio University, 3-14-1 Hiyoshi, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama 223-8522, Japan, Email:

M. A. Rahim, S. Matsumura, K. Toshima, Tetrahedron Lett., 2005, 46, 7307-7309.

DOI: 10.1016/j.tetlet.2005.08.132


The deprotection of benzyl ethers was effectively realized in the presence of 2,3-dichloro-5,6-dicyano-p-benzoquinone (DDQ) in MeCN under photoirradiation using a long wavelength UV light.

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Key Words

benzyl ethers, DDQ

ID: J72-Y2005-3230