Lanthanide-Catalysed Cross-Cannizzaro Reduction of Aromatic Aldehydes with Formaldehyde

Author(s): Xiaogen Yang, Jianping Guo, Gang Zou

Journal Name: Letters in Organic Chemistry

Volume 2 , Issue 2 , 2005

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Cross-Cannizzaro reaction catalysed by active Ln(OH)3 formed in situ was developed for practical reduction of aromatic aldehydes to the corresponding alcohols under a weakly basic aqueous condition. Improved functional group tolerance and selectivity were achieved using Et3N or DBU over dilute sodium hydroxide solution.

Keywords: cannizzaro reaction, lanthanide, catalysis, reduction, aromatic aldehyde

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Year: 2005
Page: [145 - 147]
Pages: 3
DOI: 10.2174/1570178053202973
Price: $65

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