New method for the reduction of benzophenones with Raney Ni-Al alloy in water

Guo Bin Liu, Hong Yun Zhao, Jia Da Zhu, Hong Jie He, Hong Jie Yang, Thies Thiemann, Hideki Tashiro, Masashi Tashiro

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Abstract

Raney Ni-Al alloy in a dilute alkaline aqueous solution has been shown to be a powerful reducing agent, which is highly effective in the reduction of benzophenones to the corresponding hydrocarbon derivatives, in the absence of any organic solvents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1651-1661
Number of pages11
JournalSynthetic Communications
Volume38
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Benzophenones
  • Cyclohexanes
  • Cyclohexanols
  • Raney Ni-Al alloy
  • Reduction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Organic Chemistry

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