Chemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin
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Facile Deoxygenation of Dicarbonyl Compounds Using a Samarium Diiodide–Additive System
Yasuko KamochiTadahiro KudoToshinobu MasudaAkira Takadate
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2005 Volume 53 Issue 8 Pages 1017-1020

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The reduction of α- and β-dicarbonyl compounds was investigated with samarium diiodide in the presence of additive. Diketones and ketocarboxylic acids were easily reduced at room temperature to give the mono-alcohols in good to excellent yield, and ketoester afforded the saturated ester as the major product in moderate yield. These reductions containing the reductive deoxygenation can be rapidly performed under the facile and mild conditions by this method.

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