ZnI2 Catalyzed Reduction of Ketones Under Solvent-Free Conditions

Author(s): Ling-Zhen Chen, Jia-Jian Peng, Jia-Yun Li, Ying Bai, Ying-Qian Hu, Hua-Yu Qiu, Hui Wu, Guo-Qiao Lai.

Journal Name: Letters in Organic Chemistry

Volume 5 , Issue 7 , 2008

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The Zn-promoted direct reduction of ketones into the corresponding alcohols with silane under solvent-free conditions was reported. With ZnI2 as a catalyst, hydrosilylation of a large variety of ketones with silanes could proceed smoothly in the air, and exhibit excellent rates and high conversions.

Keywords: Zinc iodide, ketones, hydrosilylation, solvent-free, reduction, alcohol

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Year: 2008
Page: [591 - 593]
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.2174/157017808785982248
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