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Magnesium/Methanol: An Effective Reducing Agent for Peroxides

Peng Dai, Patrick H. Dussault,* and Tony K. Trullinger

*Department of Chemistry, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska 68588-0304, Email:

P. Dai, P. H. Dussault, T. K. Trullinger, J. Org. Chem., 2004, 69, 2851-2852.

DOI: 10.1021/jo035191d (free Supporting Information)


Magnesium in methanol is an effective reagent for the chemoselective reduction of ozonides and other peroxides. Mg/MeOH is significantly more reactive than Me2S or PPh3 and somewhat more reactive than Zn/HOAc.

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Key Words

Ozonides, Peroxides, Reduction, Magnesium, Mg

ID: J42-Y2004-380