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Letters in Organic Chemistry


ISSN (Print): 1570-1786
ISSN (Online): 1875-6255

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 and Guo-Qiao Lai

Volume 5, Issue 7, 2008

Page: [591 - 593] Pages: 3

DOI: 10.2174/157017808785982248

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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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