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Selective Cleavage of Benzyl Ethers

Miles S. Congreve, Edwin C. Davison, Mary Ann M. Fuhry, Andrew B. Holmes*, Andrew N. Payne, R. Anthony Robinson, Simon E. Ward

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M. S. Congreve, E. C. Davison, M. A. M. Fuhry, A. B. Holmes, A. N. Payne, R. A. Robinson, S. E. Ward, Synlett, 1993, 663-664.

DOI: 10.1055/s-1993-22563


An efficient and convenient method allows the removal of benzyl ether protecting groups in the presence of other functionality. Varying the solvent allows the removal of trityl groups in the presence of benzyl ethers.

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Key Words

benzyl ethers

ID: J60-Y1993-730