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Reductive Etherification of Aromatic Aldehydes with Decaborane

Seung Hwan Lee, Yong June Park and Cheol Min Yoon

*Department of Life Science & Biotechnology, Graduate school of Biotechnology, Korea University, 1, 5-Ka, Anam-Dong Sungbuk-Ku, Seoul, 136-701 Korea, Email:

S. H. Lee, Y. J. Park, C. M. Yoon, Tetrahedron Lett., 1999, 40, 6049-6050.

DOI: 10.1016/S0040-4039(99)01229-0


Aromatic aldehydes were easily converted to the corresponding ethers in methanol or ethanol using decaborane at r.t. under nitrogen in high yields.

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Key Words

reductive etherification, benzyl ethers, decaborane

ID: J72-Y1999-240