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Er(OTf)3 as a Mild Cleaving Agents for Acetals and Ketals

Renato Dalpozzo, Antonio De Nino, Loredana Maiuolo, Monica Nardi, Antonio Procopio*, Antonio Tagarelli

*Dipartimento Farmaco-Biologico, UniversitÓ degli Studi della Magna Graecia, Complesso Niný Barbieri, Roccelletta di Borgia (CZ), Italy, Email: procopiounicz.it

R. Dalpozzo, A. De Nino, L. Maiuolo, M. Nardi, A. Procopio, A. Tagarelli, Synthesis, 2004, 496-498.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2004-815941


Abstract

Er(OTf)3 is a very gentle Lewis acid catalyst in the chemoselective cleavage of alkyl and cyclic acetals and ketals at room temperature in wet nitromethane.

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Key Words

erbium(III) triflate, Lewis acid catalyst, cleavage (acetals, ketals), 1,3-dioxolanes, dimethyl acetals


ID: J66-Y2004-1970