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South African Journal of Chemistry

On-line version ISSN 1996-840X
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SETAMDIDEH, Davood  and  KHALEDI, Leila. Zn(BH4)2/2NaCl: A novel reducing system for efficient reduction of organic carbonyl compounds to their corresponding alcohols. S.Afr.j.chem. (Online) [online]. 2013, vol.66, pp.00-00. ISSN 1996-840X.

Zn(BH4)2/2NaCl, obtained by the reaction of ZnCl2 and NaBH4 ,is a stable, efficient and selective reducing system in dry-THF. The Zn(BH4)2/2NaCl system (0.5-1 mmol) reduces a variety of carbonyl compounds to their corresponding alcohols in CH3CN at room temperature in high to excellent yields.

Keywords : Reduction; carbonyl compounds; Zn(BH4)2; chemoselective; regioselectivity; NaCl.

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