A novel reduction of polycarboxylic acids into their corresponding alkanes using n-butylsilane or diethylsilane as the reducing agent

Rama D. Nimmagadda, Christopher McRae*

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Abstract

A convenient one-pot reaction has been developed for the reduction of polycarboxylic acids on aliphatic and aromatic systems to their corresponding alkanes. The reduction utilises either diethylsilane or n-butylsilane as the reducing agent in the presence of the Lewis acid catalyst tris(pentafluorophenyl)borane.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3505-3508
Number of pages4
JournalTetrahedron Letters
Volume47
Issue number21
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 22 May 2006

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