Toluates: unexpectedly versatile reagents

Kevin Lam, István E. Markó

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Abstract

The mechanism of the monoelectronic reduction of aromatic esters has been investigated. The unexpected synthetic utility of the toluate moiety in the deoxygenation of alcohols and the allylation of ketones is also reported. Finally, the use of aromatic esters as robust, though easily removable, protecting groups is depicted.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10930-10940
Number of pages11
JournalTetrahedron
Volume65
Issue number52
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 26 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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