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An Efficient Method for One-Pot Reductive Cleavage of Acetals to Primary Alcohols Using a Bimetal Redox Couple CoCl2.6H2O-Zn

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Acyclic or cyclic O,O-acetals and O,S-acetals underwent reductive cleavage to give primary alcohols efficiently on treatment with Zn-CoCl2.6H2O-bimetal redox system in dry tetrahydrofuran at ambient temperature to give good to excellent yields.

Keywords: Alcohols; acetals; bimetal redox system; deprotection; hydroxy ether; reductive cleavage

Document Type: Research Article


Publication date: October 1, 2009

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