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An Efficient and General Method for the Deoxygenation of Organic N-Oxides Using Zn(OTf)2 and Cu(OTf)2

Anil Saini, Sanjay Kumar, Jagir S. Sandhu*

*Department of Chemistry, Punjabi University, Patiala-147 002, India, Email:

A. Saini, S. Kumar, J. S. Sandhu, Synlett, 2006, 395-398.

DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-926269

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A mild and efficient general method for the deoxygenation of organic N-oxides such as azoxybenzenes, N-arylnitrones, and N-heteroarene N-oxides uses the environmentally friendly Lewis acids Zn(OTf)2 and Cu(OTf)2.

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Key Words

deoxygenation (nitrones, N-heteroarene N-oxides), azoxybenzenes, metal triflates,

ID: J60-Y2006-4260