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1-Acetyl-2,3-Dimethylimidazolidine: A Novel Organic Reductant for Transfer Hydrogenation

Donghong Li, Yongbin Zhang, Guofu Zhou, Wei Guo*

*School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Shanxi University, Taiyuan 030006, P. R. of China, Email:

D. Li, Y. Zhang, G. Zhou, W. Guo, Synlett, 2008, 225-228.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2007-1000863


The organic reductant 1-acetyl-2,3-dimethylimidazolidine is able to directly reduce a series of aromatic, aliphatic and α,β-unsaturated aldehydes as well as imines in high yields.

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Key Words

1-acetyl-2,3-dimethylimidazolidine, aldehydes, hydrogen transfer, imines, organic reductant

ID: J60-Y2008-0260