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FeCl3-Catalyzed Reduction of Ketones and Aldehydes to Alkane Compounds

Christophe Dal Zotto, David Virieux, Jean-Marc Campagne*

*Institut Charles Gerhardt Montpellier, ENSCM, 8 Rue de l'Ecole Normale, 34296 Montpellier, France, Email:

C. Dal Zotto, D. Virieux, J.-M. Campagne, Synlett, 2009, 276-278.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1087664


Ketones can efficiently be reduced to the corresponding methylene compound using the convenient and inexpensive combination of PMHS and FeCl3.

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Key Words

deoxygenation, PMHS, microwave synthesis

ID: J60-Y2009-0310