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Reduction of aldehydes and ketones by transfer hydrogenation with 1,4-butanediol

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<mark>Journal publication date</mark>11/10/2007
<mark>Journal</mark>Organic Letters
Issue number21
Volume9
Number of pages3
Pages (from-to)4387-4389
Publication StatusPublished
<mark>Original language</mark>English

Abstract

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1,4-Butanediol has been used as the hydrogen donor in transfer hydrogenation reactions. The equilibrium is driven by the formation of gamma-butyrolactone, and the diol is therefore not required in excess.