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Direct Conversion of Carbonyl Compounds into Organic Halides: Indium(III) Hydroxide-Catalyzed Deoxygenative Halogenation Using Chlorodimethylsilane

Yoshiyuki Onishi, Daigo Ogawa, Makoto Yasuda and Akio Baba*

*Department of Molecular Chemistry and Handai Frontier Research Center, Graduate School of Engineering, Osaka University, 2-1 Yamadaoka, Suita, Osaka 565-0871, Japan, Email:

Y. Onishi, D. Ogawa, M. Yasuda, A. Baba, J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2002, 124, 13690-13691.

DOI: 10.1021/ja0283246


An indium(III) hydroxide-catalyzed reaction of carbonyls and chlorodimethylsilane afforded the corresponding deoxygenative chlorination products. Ester, nitro, cyano, or halogen groups were not affected during the reaction course. Typical Lewis acids such as TiCl4, AlCl3, and BF3ˇOEt2 showed no catalytic activity. The reaction mechanism is discussed.

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Key Words

Chlorinations, Deoxygenations, Silanes, Indium

ID: J48-Y2002-1360