Toluates: unexpectedly versatile reagents

Kevin Lam, István E. Markó

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

24 Citations (Scopus)


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
Issue number52
Publication statusPublished - Dec 26 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Toluates: unexpectedly versatile reagents'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this