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Issue 14, 1978
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Reduction of natural enones in the presence of cerium trichloride

Abstract

The reduction of αβ-unsaturated ketones with sodium borohydride in methanol solution in the presence of cerium chloride gives almost exclusively the allylic alcohol, sometimes stereoselectively; the reduction of a variety of natural products containing a conjugated keto-group is described.

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Article type: Paper
DOI: 10.1039/C39780000601
Citation: J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1978, 601-602
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    Reduction of natural enones in the presence of cerium trichloride

    J. Luche, L. Rodriguez-Hahn and P. Crabbé, J. Chem. Soc., Chem. Commun., 1978, 601
    DOI: 10.1039/C39780000601

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