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Sodium Aminodiboranate, a New Reagent for Chemoselective Reduction of Aldehydes and Ketones to Alcohols

Jin Wang, Yu Guo, Shouhu Li, Xuenian Chen*

*School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Henan Normal University, Xinxiang, Henan 453007, P. R. of China, Email:

J. Wang, Y. Guo, S. Li, X. Chen, Synlett, 2021, 32, 1104-1108.

DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1705944


Sodium aminodiboranate (NaNH2(BH3)2, NaADBH) is a member of the borane family with superior performance in chemoselective reduction. NaADBH can rapidly reduce aldehydes and ketones to the corresponding alcohols in high efficiency and selectivity under mild conditions. Steric and electronic effects have only a limited influence.

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Key Words

sodium aminodiboranate, hydrogenation, reduction of carbonyl compounds

ID: J72-Y2021