Selective cycloalkanone reductions using aluminum amalgam

Martin Hulce, Timothy LaVaute

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Aluminum amalgam in aqueous tetrahydrofuran reduces cycloalkanones to their respective alcohols. The reaction exhibits sensitivity to the ring size and steric environment of the ketone.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)525-528
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry


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