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Scandium(III) Triflate as an Efficient and Recyclable Catalyst for Chemo­selective Conversion of Carbonyl Compounds to 1,3-Oxathiolanes

Babak Karimi*, Leila Ma’mani

*Department of Chemistry, Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences (IASBS), P. O. Box 45195-159, Gava Zang, Zanjan, Iran, Email:

B. Karimi, L. Ma'mani, Synthesis, 2003, 2503-2506.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2003-42436


Various carbonyl compounds can be easily and rapidly converted to the corresponding 1,3-oxathiolanes in the presence of a catalytic amount of scandium(III) triflate in CH2Cl2. The catalyst can be recovered. A chemoselective oxathioacetalization of aldehydes in the presence of ketones can be achieved.

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Key Words

heterocycles, protecting groups, oxathioacetals, scandium, aldehydes, ketones, catalysis

ID: J66-Y2003-2080