A ring size-selective reduction of lactones using SmI2 and H2O

Lorna A. Duffy, Hiroshi Matsubara, David J. Procter

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    Abstract

    The SmI2-H2O reducing system shows complete selectivity for six-membered lactones over other classes of lactone and esters. Experimental and computational studies suggest that the origin of the selectivity lies in the initial electron-transfer to the lactone carbonyl. Copyright © 2008 American Chemical Society.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1136-1137
    Number of pages1
    JournalJournal of the American Chemical Society
    Volume130
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Jan 2008

    Keywords

    • SAMARIUM(II) IODIDE
    • CARBOXYLIC-ACIDS
    • DIIODIDE
    • WATER
    • CYCLIZATIONS
    • REAGENT
    • SMI2

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