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Issue 13, 2014
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Reduction of hydroxy-functionalised carbaboranyl carboxylic acids to tertiary alcohols by organolithium reagents

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Abstract

Reduction of hydroxy-functionalised carbaboranyl carboxylic acids by organolithium reagents yields the corresponding tertiary alcohols. This is in contrast to exo-polyhedral C–C bond cleavage of unsubstituted carbaboranyl carboxylic acids upon reaction with lithium organyls. The proposed dimeric contact ion pairs may also explain the formation of tertiary alcohols instead of the expected ketones.

Graphical abstract: Reduction of hydroxy-functionalised carbaboranyl carboxylic acids to tertiary alcohols by organolithium reagents

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The article was received on 08 Oct 2013, accepted on 08 Nov 2013 and first published on 08 Nov 2013


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C3DT52826J
Citation: Dalton Trans., 2014,43, 4935-4937
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    Reduction of hydroxy-functionalised carbaboranyl carboxylic acids to tertiary alcohols by organolithium reagents

    W. Neumann, M. Hiller, P. Lönnecke and E. Hey-Hawkins, Dalton Trans., 2014, 43, 4935
    DOI: 10.1039/C3DT52826J

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